Budget passed but coalition handouts draw attention

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Budget, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The 2018 budget was approved by Parliament with no problems for the government, although it appears that the coalition may have some explaining to do to the institutions over the package of handouts announced over the last few days.

The budget received 153 votes, which tallies with the number of coalition MPs but, in fact, one of those votes came from an independent lawmaker, Theodora Megalooikonomou, who previously represented the Union of Centrists. Her vote made up for the one l...

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