Kammenos calls MP Nikolopoulos to resign if he votes against prior actions

The Minister of National Defense and president of the Independent Greeks Panos Kammenos has called MP Nikos Nikolopoulos to…

The Minister of National Defense and president of the Independent Greeks Panos Kammenos has called MP Nikos Nikolopoulos to vote for the critical prior actions bill or give up his seat in Parliament. Mr. Nikolopoulos however has stated that he does not intend to vote for the critical omnibus bill nor surrender his seat in Parliament.

Mr. Kammenos stated earlier in the day that “Mr. Nikolopoulos was aware of the prior actions when he was elected in the last elections with the Independent Greeks”. Mr. Kammenos added that “I hope he does not betray the Greek people at tonight’s vote, otherwise he is obliged to surrender his seat”.

In an television interview Mr. Nikolopoulos expressed his intention to vote against the critical omnibus bill with prior actions, claiming that he does not want to be “complicit in this crime” out of respect for the people he represents.

He also revealed that Mr. Kammenos contacted him the previous night in an effort to change his mind. Mr. Kammenos appears determined to expel Mr. Nikolopoulos from the Parliamentary Group of the Independent Greeks, as he is not a party member.

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