Greek de­fence min­is­ter re­signs

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ATHENS: Greek De­fence Min­is­ter Panos Kam­menos, leader of the ju­nior part­ner in the coun­try’s coali­tion gov­ern­ment, has re­signed over the Mace­do­nia name deal.

Kam­menos an­nounced his res­ig­na­tion yes­ter­day. He said his party was quit­ting the gov­ern­ment.

Greece and Mace­do­nia agreed last June to a deal that would change the name of Mace­do­nia to North Mace­do­nia. Greece would then lift its ob­jec­tions to Mace­do­nia join­ing Nato. Mace­do­nia’s par­lia­ment rat­i­fied the deal on Fri­day. The Greek par­lia­ment now needs a sim­ple ma­jor­ity for rat­i­fi­ca­tion.

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