MP Gabriel Sakellaridis resigns from position at the request of PM Tsipras
The President of Parliament Nikos Voutsis announced that SYRIZA MP Gabriel Sakellaridis has informed him in writing that he…
The President of Parliament Nikos Voutsis announced that SYRIZA MP Gabriel Sakellaridis has informed him in writing that he resigns from his position. The resignation of Mr. Sakellaridis from his position as MP came at the request of Prime Minister and President of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras.
According to a statement issued from the PM’s office, the Prime Minister contacted Mr. Sakellaridis after it was leaked in the press that the MP was not intending to be attend the critical vote in Parliament on Thursday. Following a telephone discussion, the Prime Minister and party leader requested the resignation of Mr. Sakellaridis.
According to a number of sources, Mr. Sakellaridis will be replaced by the Alternate Minister of Administrative Reform Christoforos Vernadakis expected to replace him.
Mr. Sakellaridis did not attend a meeting of SYRIZA’s Parliamentary Group on Wednesday, where the party MPs were updated on the prior actions bill by Finance and Economy Ministers Tsakalotos and Stathakis. When asked, Mr. Sakellaridis told To Vima that he was “not interested” in the meeting.