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Greek PM Tsipras wins bailout vote, faces widening rebellion

PM to call confidence vote in parliament after debt payment to ECB, as per an official

Greece Crisis

Reuters  |  Athens 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confronted a widening rebellion within his leftist Syriza party as parliament voted to approve the country's third financial rescue by foreign creditors in five years. The vote was held after daybreak on Friday after lawmakers bickered through the night over procedural matters. Euro zone finance ministers are expected to approve the vital aid for Athens later on Friday. Thanks to support from pro-euro opposition parties, the 85 billion euro ($95 billion) bailout programme easily passed with 222 votes in the 300-seat chamber. But 43 ...

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First Published: Fri, August 14 2015. 13:40 IST