[UPDATE] Greek Prime Minister Narrowly Survives Confidence Vote In Parliament
Thursday, 17 January 2019 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipris survived a late-night confidence vote on Wednesday as two days of acrimonious debate ended with Greek lawmakers delivering him a razor-thin victory to hold his government together, The New York Times reported. Tsipras had called the vote on Sunday after his junior coalition partner quit, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil and fueling speculation about possible snap elections. The prime minister scraped by, in a vote of 151 to 148, with the support of defecting lawmakers from the former coalition party — the right-wing Independent Greeks — and independent legislators. Tsipras’s Syriza party has 145 seats in the 300-member Parliament and the...
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