Despite some common ground, revision of constitution makes for new battleground

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

MPs began debating on Tuesday the proposed changes to the Greek constitution before a vote on Thursday in what is shaping to be another political battle between SYRIZA and New Democracy, although the parties agree on aspects of the revision.

Any proposed changes that receive a qualified majority of 180 or more votes now will require the support of just 151 or more lawmakers in the next Parliament in order to be ratified. If the suggested alterations are backed by just a simple majority now,...

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