Antonis Balomenakis to chair Parliamentary committee investigating party, media loans

The parliamentary committee investigating the legality of loans given to political parties and media enterprises on Wednesday elected a new chairman to replace the MPs Sokratis Famellos and Kostas Sandorinios, who resigned after taking up posts in the new cabinet.

The committee elected SYRIZA MP for Chania Antonis Balomenakis, one of its existing members, to take over from Famellos as chairman. It also selected two new ordinary members, MP for Magnisia Symeon Ballis and MP for Pieria Charilaos Tzamaklis to replace those departing. A meeting of the committee on Thursday has been postponed until next week so that the new members can be briefed.