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Greece’s Democratic Left withdraws from coalition

TENSIONS MOUNT:A commentator said that the withdrawal of the party would likely lead to opposition as it ‘stripped the coalition of any left-wing and social alibi’

The Guardian

Miscalculating the public backlash, he instead initiated the gravest crisis to hit his government to date. Even stalwart opponents of ERT, an organization widely criticized for its perceived cronyism and profligacy, were outraged by the move.

On Thursday as the coalition leaders held their third emergency meeting over the dispute, European Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said he hoped Greece would stay out of the headlines for a while.

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