PM bats away surveillance claims, looks to final pre-election handouts

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who left Athens on Friday for an official visit to Japan, easily survived the no-confidence vote called by the opposition but SYRIZA is not intending to let the surveillance issue die down despite the New Democracy leader’s best efforts to turn the tables on Alexis Tsipras.

All 156 New Democracy MPs voted against the censure motion following a turbulent debate, during which Mitsotakis accused Tsipras of being part of a shadowy network trying to destabilise the government. Earlier, the SYRIZA leader had named Labour Ministe...

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