Potami leader rails against former party MP who sides with gov’t on confidence vote

The decision of deputy Spyros Danellis, who was stricken off the Potami parliamentary group on Tuesday for deciding to give a confidence vote to the government, “does not raise the level of politics, it shows its degradation,” party leader Stavros Theodorakis charged in Parliament.

In a debate on a vote of confidence, Theodorakis said that Danellis’ decision was not based on any bargain or exchange but blamed Prime Minister and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras anyway, saying he operates like old-style parties used to do.

In addition, Theodorakis reiterated that Potami will not give a vote of confidence because the government failed on all critical national issues. Potami, he said, is not willing to cater to everyone like the premier is trying to do. “The country needs a radical change,” he said.

Earlier, Theodorakis in an letter to the parliament president Nikos Voutsis announced that he has expelled Spyros Danellis from his party’s parliamentary group.

Potami MP Spyros Danellis late Monday said that he will give a vote of confidence to the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.