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The SYRIZA party ruling in Greece has elected the new secretary general - RIA Novosti, 8/28/2018


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ATHENS, 28 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Greece Panos Skurletis is elected the new secretary general of the central committee of the Coalition radical left SYRIZA — the party ruling in Greece. From 144 members of the Central Committee 126 people have voted for his candidate, 18 bulletins remained blank, the party has reported. Skurletis's candidacy was proposed at a meeting of the Central Committee by the prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras.© of AFP 2018/Joel Saget the Left-wing parties in Greece have reacted to dispatch Russian дипломатовЦипрас has noted that this first meeting of the Central Committee of party after the termination of the aid program. "Now the fate of Greece in her hands" — the prime minister has told. Tsipras has said that Panagiotis Rigas leaving a post of the secretary of party in three years at this position has shown dedication and has made the significant contribution. The prime minister has told that the party needs updating, it "needs an additional impulse", party members have to see that the party is a priority, and for this reason he has offered Skurletis on the secretary general post. Skurletis is a member of the Central Committee and political secretariat of SYRIZA since 2009. In September, 2015 has been appointed the Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection, in November, 2016 I became Minister of Internal Affairs. Skurletis's election to a party position means his leaving the government and carrying out a number of shifts in an office. At the same time, as expected, key ministers — foreign affairs, economy, defense — will remain on the posts.

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