Tsipras gets strong mandate for deal in Brussels but left with political conundrum at home

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: European Union, SYRIZA
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras received the broad backing from MPs he wanted for the proposals he submitted to lenders during a vote in Parliament early on Saturday but was left with a conundrum to solve after his own coalition lawmakers failed to support it in the necessary numbers.

A total of 251 MPs voted in favour of the proposals, thereby authorising Tsipras and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to use them as a basis to negotiate a third bailout with lenders. Also, 32 MPs voted against the plan, while another 8 abstained (vot...

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