Tsipras suffers serious knocks in prior actions vote but emerges on his feet

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament, SYRIZA
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Greek Parliament approved early on Thursday the first set of prior actions demanded by the country’s lenders but almost 40 SYRIZA MPs failed to support the measures, leaving Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras teetering but probably with enough backing to survive for the time being.

Following a full day of debate at committee and plenary levels, 229 MPs voted for the bill, which included the agreement signed on Monday in Brussels, while 64 voted against, 6 abstained and 1 was absent in the 300-seat Parliament.

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