Tsipras wins vote on 3rd bailout but loses more MPs, raising probability of snap polls

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Parliament, SYRIZA
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The third bailout passed through Greek Parliament comfortably on Friday morning but a growing rebellion from SYRIZA MPs left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a less than comfortable position.

Following a lengthy debate, which was marked by parliamentary speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou slowing the process with procedural objections, 222 MPs voted “yes” and 64 “no.” There were 11 abstentions and 3 absentees.

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