Parliament approves prior actions bill with government coalition votes

Greek parliament approved with 152 votes on Tuesday evening a bill on the prior actions that are demanded by the country’s lenders to unlock 2.8 billion euros of its loan aid.
SYRIZA and ANEL voted in favour while all the other parties voted against with 141 votes. One SYRIZA MP, Kostas Seltsas, was absent. New Democracy, the Democratic Coalition and the Communist Party asked for a roll-call vote on the principle of the bill and on the articles 1 and 2.