Scars for coalition, questions for SYRIZA after confidence vote

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament, SYRIZA
Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

Greece’s two-party coalition survived a no-confidence vote early Monday, leaving opposition party SYRIZA, which submitted the censure motion, looking unprepared and testy. The government, meanwhile, suffered the embarrassment of one of its MPs voting for the motion.

Apart from the rebel lawmaker, SYRIZA was only able to draw support for the motion from the anti-bailout Independent Greeks, the Communist Party (KKE) and Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, amassing 124 votes in the 300-seat Parliament. MPs from former coalition par...

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