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Greek leftists quit coalition government after public media shutdown

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:08 EDT
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Dimar (Democratic Left) party leader Fotis Kouvelis leaves the Greek prime minister's office late June 20, 2013 (AFP)
 
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Greece’s moderate Democratic Left party will withdraw from the coalition government, one of the party’s ministers confirmed on Friday after a week-long crisis sparked by the shock closure of the country’s state broadcaster.

“Following the party’s decision to withdraw from the government and withdraw its ministers I will table my resignation to the prime minister,” outgoing administrative reform minister Antonis Manitakis told reporters.

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