Probe Ordered Into Alleged Threats Against Greek MPs Over Macedonia Vote
Fakhir Rizvi 7 days ago Sun 13th January 2019 | 11:18 AM
Athens, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Jan, 2019 ) :A Greek prosecutor on Saturday ordered an investigation into allegations of threats against lawmakers over an upcoming parliamentary vote to end a 27-year dispute with Macedonia, a judicial source said.
Ahead of the vote in Athens, two news websites alleged that a prominent member of Greece's main opposition New Democracy party -- which rejects the name deal -- called on its members to phone MPs of the nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL) party and urge them to vote against the agreement.
ANEL is the junior party in Greece's ruling coalition and strongly opposes the name change, a rift that threatens to destabilise the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who helped broker the deal.
Athens News Agency said the news reports prompted the preliminary investigation into the allegations.
The investigation, according to judicial sources, is looking into whether personal data was violated as part of the probe.
"Our parliament found the strength but it wasn't easy. But I am convinced that the Greek parliamentwill also find the strength to make the decision," he said.