Ex-SYRIZA chief steps into turmoil with call for fresh confidence vote

[InTime News]

Former SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras intervened in the ongoing party turmoil on Thursday, criticizing the party's direction and urging new leader Stefanos Kasselakis to seek a fresh vote of confidence from party members.

"I cannot stay silent, nor can I participate in a conference that seems poised to overlook crucial issues in favor of mere optimism," he said in an unexpected intervention, just hours before the party congress was set to commence, announcing his decision not to attend.

Tsipras rebuked Kasselakis for his recent request for carte blanche and his commitment to retaining party leadership until the next national elections, irrespective of the outcome of the upcoming European Parliament elections in June.

"He appears to be demanding a three-year carte blanche, regardless of the European election results, thus assuming defeat as inevitable and...

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