Coalition survives no-confidence vote over name deal but sees majority trimmed

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Kotzias, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
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The SYRIZA-Independent Greeks (ANEL) coalition suffered a slight blow on Saturday, when it survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament but lost one MP in the process.

Dimitris Kammenos of ANEL was the only coalition lawmaker to support the censure motion submitted by New Democracy. The other 153 MPs from the two governing parties voted against it, while a total of 127 deputies voted in favour.

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