Greek debt crisis brings discord within Syriza as Tsipras hopes for leap of faith


Prime minister’s proposals to creditors prove so divisive among MPs that even if deal is accepted by lenders he faces a battle to gain his parliament’s approval

The internal faultlines in Greece’s governing Syriza party grew wider on Wednesday as its members digested the sheer scale of concessions being demanded to avert a national bankruptcy and remain in the eurozone.

With the battle lines now firmly drawn between Athens and its creditors, senior Syriza cadres lobbed rhetorical bombshells at the tactics employed by the debt-stricken country’s lenders as prime minister Alexis Tsipras attended back-to-back talks in Brussels.

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