Coalition edges towards 180 votes for president but close to exhausting resources

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament
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The government will be on a slightly stronger footing going into the third and decisive presidential ballot on December 29 after candidate Stavros Dimas drew 168 votes in the second round on Tuesday.

Eight more independent lawmakers voted in favour of Dimas compared to last week’s ballot, taking to 13 out of 24 the number of non-aligned MPs that have supported the government’s candidate.

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