New Democracy MP Andreas Psiharis on Friday submitted his resignation as deputy to the president of the Parliament. "After months of reflection, I realized it was not worth serving any more a political system that fails to have an understanding even on self-evident things," he said in a statement.
"When I first entered the Parliament in May 2012, I believed I was part of a group of officials that can discuss the country's problem with respect for each other and who work jointly for the stabilization and the development of the country. After two and a half years, I simply realize I am a romantic," he said.
Psiharis also thanked Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras for the opportunity he gave him to run in the 2012 elections.
"I leave the political stage but I still am an active citizen who will claim and will fight to improve the Greeks' living standards and the image of the political system that recently has been getting increasingly tarnished," he concluded.
Psiharis will be replaced by Alexandros Moraitakis.