Germany backs Greek bailout as Tsipras mulls early polls




 
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Germany backs Greek bailout as Tsipras mulls early polls
 
August 19th, 2015  
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Germany backs Greek bailout as Tsipras mulls early polls
BERLIN/ATHENS (Reuters) - Germany's parliament approved a third bailout for Greece on Wednesday after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble argued the country should get "a new start", while in Athens the government agonized over whether to call a snap election. The Bundestag's vote cleared one of the final obstacles to Greece getting funding so that it can make a 3.2 billion euro debt repayment to the European Central Bank on Thursday. In Athens, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his inner circle debated whether to take on anti-bailout rebels within his own radical left Syriza party by calling a parliamentary confidence vote or to go straight to early elections.




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