The conference of ruling party SYRIZA concluded on Sunday evening with a vote for a new central committee. The vote for a new central committee is critical, as it reflects the new inter-party balances that will influnce the SYRIZA-led coalition goverment.The Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos finished first in the central committee elections that took place over the weekend.

His main competitor in the Sunday-evening election was the Minister of Education Nikos Filis, who received just four votes less. Following behind are prominent party members Energy Minister Panagiotis Skourletis, Deputy Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, State Minister Nikos Pappas and Regional Governor of Attica Rena Dourou.

During the critical conference the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was reelected as party leader with a 93.54% approval rate. In a statement on Twitter following his reelection, Mr. Tsipras commented that his aim is to make SYRIZA a more collective and efficient party to address “the difficult battles ahead, for a Greece of justice and prosperity”.