Ruling PASOK MPs on Friday tabled a proposal to set up a parliamentary preliminary examination committee to investigate whether former defence minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, a long-time PASOK cadre, received bribes before the controversial “Archimedes” contract for three submarines was signed with the Skaramangas Shipyards.

The proposal is signed by 112 PASOK MPs, and the examination committee will undertake to investigate allegations that the former minister laundered kickbacks  by purchasing real estate.

Parliament will discuss the proposal in a plenary session on April 29.