Clearer picture ahead of confidence vote but Tsipras not secure yet

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Kammenos, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras

The political landscape ahead of the confidence vote, likely late on Wednesday, is becoming clearer as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras edges closer to securing the 151 votes he wants without any guarantees that he will achieve his goal.

SYRIZA has 145 MPs and is counting on the vote of independent lawmaker Katerina Papakosta, who is deputy citizens’ protection minister, as well. This means Tsipras needs another five votes to reach 151. Constitutionally, he only needs a majority of thos...

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