Greece's PM faces confidence vote after coalition ally quits

Alexis Tsipras left with six seats short of a majority after junior coalition partner resigns over deal to end decades-long dispute with Macedonia.

by

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he will call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him six seats short of a majority. His right-wing defence minister and leader of the Independent Greeks party, Panos Kammenos, resigned over a deal to end a decades-long dispute with Macedonia.

    Its neighbour has agreed to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, but Kammenos was still not happy.

    Prime Minister Tsipras still needs parliament to ratify the deal and that has become more difficult.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Stancl reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.