Greece’s opposition New Democracy party will file a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in parliament over a deal to solve a decades-old name dispute with Macedonia, its leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.
Tsipras’s governing left-right coalition has 154 seats in the 300-member parliament.
The no-confidence motion is the first against Tsipras since he took power in 2015. He is trailing in opinion polls, scorched by economic reforms introduced as a condition for a third multi-billion-euro bailout for Greece in 2015.
Tsipras and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev reached a landmark agreement on Tuesday to call the ex-Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia”, settling nearly three decades of wrangling over its name and removing an obstacle to Skopje’s bid to join the European Union and NATO.