New Europe’s temperamental eye on Europe, Kassandra, is amused with the Greek Parliament.
With the Greek PM, Alexis Tsipras, announcing his resignation and calling for elections yesterday his party has faced a mass exodus.
25 MPs led by Panagiotis Lafazanis, have left the party and joined forces to make a new party. The party is called ‘Popular Unity‘, and has only made one political statement so far: cancelling the latest deal signed with the creditors, and the two previous ones as well.
Popular Unity showed just how freakily old-school it is, with its first public document filed which is, alas, written in the world’s most hated font: Comic Sans. (The full documents can be found on Vouliwatch)
On the up side, Popular Unity (PU) has dethroned the most right of center (to put it softly) party in the Greek Parliament and has become the third largest party. This is of particular symbolic significance, as in the case of this government resignation, the three leading parties will be given a chance to examine the formation of a government. Golden Dawn, will not be getting such an opportunity. It also means the PU party will be getting significant air-time in the pre-electoral period on Greek broadcast media.
Hat tip to Irene Kostaki and Vouliwatch