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Greek government wins majority for second austerity law

By Reuters
Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:21 EDT
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a parliamentary majority on Thursday in favor of an implementation law for a five-year austerity plan required under an EU/IMF bailout package.

With voting still continuing, Papandreou’s Socialist government had already reached the 151 votes required in the 300-seat chamber to secure both overall passage of the legislation and the separate articles.

(Reporting by Harry Papachristou; Editing by James Mackenzie)

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