Parliamentary inquiry to handle bribery claims as parties build differing narratives

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Corruption, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

A debate lasting more than 20 hours ended early on Thursday with Parliament voting to set up a preliminary judicial inquiry into claims that Novartis bribed 10 politicians to secure favourable treatment.

The committee will be made up of 21 members (10 from SYRIZA and one from junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL), five from New Democracy and one from each of the other opposition parties). It will sit for one month, according to reports.

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