Tsipras clears with relative ease first domestic hurdle to getting deal approved

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

SYRIZA’s central committee voted in favour of the agreement reached between the government and its lenders, helping Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras clear one of the domestic hurdles he faced following Friday’s settlement in Malta.

According to reports, 11 members of the 151-person committee voted against the deal on Sunday, while another 12 ballots were blank. This represents an overwhelming backing of Tsipras and his government from one of SYRIZA’s main bodies. A total of 113 me...

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