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Former Democratic Left MPs announce new movement

Disgruntled members say party has mutated into a centrist one

Odysseas Voudouris and Paris Moutsinas were expelled from the Democratic Left parliamentary group on January 7 Odysseas Voudouris and Paris Moutsinas were expelled from the Democratic Left parliamentary group on January 7 Two MPs elected for Democratic Left (Dimar) in the last election have announced their decision to create a new political movement in disagreement at the party's participation in the coalition government.

Along with other disgruntled DImar members, which is the smallest partner in the government, MPs Odysseas Voudouris and Paris Moutsinas said the intention is to create a new party.

The MPs were expelled from the Dimar parliamentary group - but not the party - on January 7 over their stance that Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos be included in a parliamentary committee investigation into the Lagarde list.

A coordinating committee has been set up, which will come up with a name for the new movement and draw up policies.

In a letter to Dimar leader Fotis Kouvelis, the two MPs said the party had "mutated" into a centrist one.

A former Pasok MP, Voudouris was expelled from the party in February 2012 for voting against the second memorandum.

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