Tsipras wins confidence vote, has to repeat trick in ballot on name deal

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

Alexis Tsipras clinched the 151 votes he was looking for in the confidence vote held in Greek Parliament late on Wednesday and now faces the challenge of repeating the trick in the upcoming vote on the Macedonia name deal.

As had been expected, the prime minister picked up six extra votes from non-SYRIZA MPs to clinch a clear majority in the ballot, which was preceded by a bitter two-day debate during which Tsipras was accused by the opposition of having lost political le...

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