Rebels from Greece’s Syriza party split off after Tsipras resigns

Twenty-five of Syrzia’s 149 MPs broke away from Greece’s governing party on Friday to form a new leftist, anti-austerity party called Popular Unity, the Wall Street Journal reports. On Thursday, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister and called for snap elections. Tsipras lost the support of Syriza’s far-left after he agreed to the terms demanded by Greece’s creditors during negotiations on the new bailout package. Tsipras is attempting to reform Syriza ahead of snap elections, so he can muster the support needed to implement the new bailout agreement.


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