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Greece: Hellenic Parliament votes YES to austerity measures00:35

Greece: Hellenic Parliament votes YES to austerity measures

Greece, Athens
July 23, 2015 at 02:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens voted on a second package of measures demanded by Greece’s international creditors, Wednesday, in order to secure a new bailout programme and keep the country from being forced out of the eurozone. A reported 230 MPs voted in favour, 63 voted against and 7 abstained.

After an address by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in which he slammed "conservative" Europe's "pyrrhic victory" over Athens, Tsipras managed to secure over half of the parliament’s votes.

The package, which includes tax increases on farmers, is part of a raft of fresh austerity measures and economic reforms demanded by the country's creditors in exchange for a third bailout.

On July 16, the Greek parliament backed a first round of austerity reforms in return for an €86 billion ($95 billion) bailout, with a total of 229 MPs voting 'yes' against 64 voting 'no'.

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Members of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens voted on a second package of measures demanded by Greece’s international creditors, Wednesday, in order to secure a new bailout programme and keep the country from being forced out of the eurozone. A reported 230 MPs voted in favour, 63 voted against and 7 abstained.

After an address by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in which he slammed "conservative" Europe's "pyrrhic victory" over Athens, Tsipras managed to secure over half of the parliament’s votes.

The package, which includes tax increases on farmers, is part of a raft of fresh austerity measures and economic reforms demanded by the country's creditors in exchange for a third bailout.

On July 16, the Greek parliament backed a first round of austerity reforms in return for an €86 billion ($95 billion) bailout, with a total of 229 MPs voting 'yes' against 64 voting 'no'.