Tsipras encounters obstacle in efforts to secure church deal
Coalition closing in on goal of cancelling pension cuts
Eyeing domestic gains, Tsipras pursues closer ties with Europe's social democrats
Coalition optimistic about pension cuts deal as it readies reduction to contributions
With eye on elections, Tsipras talks up public sector hirings
Tsipras seeks to build political capital from "positive" measures
Tsipras gets his way over September congress, gains breathing space from SYRIZA rebels
After sitting for around 12 hours on Thursday, SYRIZA’s central committee granted brief but potentially vital respite to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by accepting his proposal for an emergency party congress in September rather than the immediate gathering suggested by those opposing the third bailout.
Shortly after midnight the 201-member committee backed Tsipras’s propsal in a vote by show of hands. It is, therefore, not clear exactly what the balance was within the decision-making body.
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