Energy Minister Giorgos Cyprus Lakkotripis announced his decision to leave the political party DIKO. His decision is due to disagreement with the decision of the party to leave the coalition government last week.
In a written statement, Giorgos Lakkotripis said that he opposed the withdrawal of coalition parties. He also said that he had sent a letter of resignation DIKO chairman Nicholas Papadopulusu.
Lakkotripis said that his decision was "the only option dictated by my conscience."