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Greek PM Wins Parliament Backing for Bailout Reforms Package

The bill – containing judicial and banking reforms – easily passed with the support of 230 lawmakers. 

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced down a revolt by rebels in his leftists Syriza party to win parliament’s backing on Thursday for a second package of reforms required to start talks on a financial rescue deal.

The bill – containing judicial and banking reforms – easily passed with the support of 230 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament thanks to the support of pro-euro opposition parties.

But 36 out of 149 deputies from his Syriza party voted against the overall bill or abstained - less than the rebellion by 39 deputies in last week’s vote on an initial set of reforms.

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