Former socialist minister Andreas Loverdos has been removed from the post of Movement for Change (KINAL) parliamentary spokesman.
The decision was announced to him Tuesday by the leader of the center-left alliance, Fofi Gennimata.
According to reports, relations between the two had cooled after Loverdos made known his intention to run for the leadership of KINAL.
One day after SYRIZA's overture to the Movement for Change (KINAL), the center-left coalition led by Fofi Gennimata on Thursday rejected the idea of working with the leftist opposition ahead of the next election.
"Rumors about discussions with SYRIZA are no longer valid," KINAL spokesman Pavlos Christidis told a press briefing.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata and Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas (l to r) on Wednesday attended a brief ceremony to mark Greece's Independence Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Parliament.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to speak with opposition leftist SYRIZA leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis at 6 p.m. on Monday afternoon via live video link in a bid to bolster the government's "Stay at Home" message to citizens as part of increasingly strict measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The decision by Alexis Tsipras and Fofi Gennimata to endorse Katerina Sakellaropoulou for the position of president of the Republic guarantees that the senior judge will be elected with a comfortable majority to the highest position of state in the first vote to be held in Parliament six days from now.
The prime minister's decision to nominate Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to serve as President of the Hellenic Republic did not startle those in the know.
For months most had known that Mr. Mitsotakis had singled out the chief justice of the Council of State and had included her in the pool of candidates for the highest office in the land.