At least two MEPs will represent the new KO, stressed Dimitris Papadimoulis – “Under Stefanos Kasselakis, SYRIZA is being brought into disrepute”
The 11 MPs, who left SYRIZA and formed a Parliamentary Group, are supported by Dimitris Papadimoulis, representing them in the European Parliament until the end of his term.
As he announced, even announcing that he will not be the only former SYRIZA MEP to do sowill represent in the European Parliament the new Parliamentary Group formed under Alexis Haritsi.
“I am one of the co-founders of the Coalition and SYRIZA. It was a difficult decision for me to leave. It was a responsible decision, as this party with the new leadership is moving away from what we knew under Tsipras. Wanting to be consistent with the area of the renewing Left, I will support the new area of ”11″ and in the European Parliament I will represent this area”, he said characteristically.
Asked what is the pool of former MEPs from which at least one other MEP will emerge who will be with him, Mr. Papadimoulis mentioned the names of Stelios Kouloglou and Petros Kokkalisasking everyone to be patient for a few hours until the official announcements that will be made on Monday.
“We don’t deserve the civil war. We must look ahead and the new body that I support from the rear with all my strength it must refer to a modern broad Left, open to both ecology and social democrats”, Mr. Papadimoulis pointed out.
“Under the leadership of Stefanos Kasselakis, SYRIZA is being brought into disrepute, it is not only a downward trend in the opinion polls” said the experienced politician and estimated that “people will continue to leave SYRIZA in the next period. I know this party very well, they are suffocating top executives and parliamentarians”, said Dimitris Papadimoulis.
“We have a relationship with Mr. Tsipras for many years, I respect his silence, I don’t think he is satisfied with the course. When Mr. Kasselakis spoke, Tsipras was frowningDimitris Papadimoulis said.
“We don’t deserve the civil war. We must look ahead and the new body that I support from the rear with all my strength it must have a reference to a modern broad Left, open to both ecology and social democrats”, pointed out Mr. Papadimoulis.
I support the body under formation and the new Parliamentary Group that completes its formation tomorrow – In the European Parliament I will represent until the end of my third and last term this new effort and I will not be the only onehttps://t.co/ZdbvaxOnfQ
— Dim. Papadimoulis (@papadimoulis) December 3, 2023
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