Tsipras gains backing for 'social dividend,' sees poll gap narrowing

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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Greek MPs are due to approve on Thursday the draft law that paves the way for the government to hand out the so-called “social dividend” at the end of the year, with New Democracy expected to approve the handout despite its criticism of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s decision.

The bill was submitted to Parliament on Tuesday, just a few hours after Tsipras announced plans to redistribute 1.4 billion euros from this year’s excess primary surplus: 720 million euros will be transferred to 3.4 million people on low incomes through...

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