Coalition wins crucial votes but at a price as SYRIZA leads polls

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Parliament, SYRIZA
Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

Greece’s fragile coalition survived two tense votes in Parliament on Saturday to close out a particularly challenging year but did so in the knowledge that the respite it can enjouy will be brief. A year that is likely to be even tougher lies ahead.

As expected, the government won the votes on the unified property tax and the partial lifting of foreclosures. It was tight as only 152 of 300 MPs backed the bills in both ballots. Also, these victories came at a cost.

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