Parties clash over Novartis allegations in sign of things to come

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

Greek Parliament began debating on Wednesday morning the Novartis bribery allegations, with the aim of deciding in a late-night vote whether MPs should launch an inquiry into the clams that as many as 10 politicians accepted under-the-table payments from the Swiss pharmaceutical giant.

As expected, the atmosphere was highly charged from the start as there was a disagreement between the government and the opposition over how many ballot boxes should be made available at the end of the debate. The government wanted one for each of the 1...

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