German lawmakers back Greek bailout despite rebellion; Tsipras sacks dissenters




 
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German lawmakers back Greek bailout despite rebellion; Tsipras sacks dissenters
 
July 17th, 2015  
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German lawmakers back Greek bailout despite rebellion; Tsipras sacks dissenters
German lawmakers gave their go-ahead on Friday for the euro zone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, but a warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel that the alternative was chaos failed to prevent a hefty rebellion in her own party. The Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, whose backing was essential for the talks to start, decisively approved the move by 439 votes to 119, but almost a fifth of Merkel's conservatives voted 'No'. Popular misgivings run deep in Germany, the euro zone country that has already contributed most to Greece's two bailouts since 2010, about funneling yet more aid to Athens.




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