"Wounded, He Continues Until Further Notice," writes left-leaning Greek daily Efimerida ton Syntakton on the front-page headline of its Thursday edition after the Greek parliament approved a package of tough measures leading a third bailout deal.
The he in question is Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who won a bittersweet approval late Wednesday of the package as 38 parliament members from his governing Syriza party voted against the deal, including former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and the Speaker of Parliament Zoi Konstantopoulou, who called the measures "social genocide."
A weakened Tsipras is expected to reshuffle his cabinet to remove dissident members, but Reuters reports that the prime minister has no plans to resign.
The austerity bill, which includes an increase in sales tax and a pensions shakeup, was passed as anarchist protesters clashed with police forces in what is the most serious violence in the Greek capital in the past two years.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: Efimerida ton Syntakton ("The Newspaper of Journalists") is an independent left-wing newspaper that was founded in 2011 by members of the bankrupt Eleftherotypia.