Socialism in Greece
Leftist SYRIZA opposition is expected to change its name to SYRIZA Progressive Alliance as part of the party's efforts to diversify its political staff and expand its electoral catchment.
In a meeting of the party's political secretariat on Tuesday, it was decided that leader Alexis Tsipras will put forward the new name at the next political council.
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"Rumors about discussions with SYRIZA are no longer valid," KINAL spokesman Pavlos Christidis told a press briefing.
Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras presented on Monday SYRIZA's plan for tackling the fallout on the economy from the coronavirus crisis, which includes a fiscal expansion program of 13.4 billion euros for the real economy and households, as well as measures for all employees, the unemployed and independent business owners.