Defense minister Panos Kammenos, leader of the junior partner in Greece’s government coalition, has resigned, citing differences with prime minister Alexis Tsipras over Macedonia name deal.
Kammenos resigned following a Sunday morning meeting with Tsipras.
“The issue of Macedonia does not allow me not to sacrifice the office…I revoke my support for the government. The Independent Greeks are leaving the government,” he told reporters after the meeting.
Kammenos is to give a press conference in a few minutes’ time.