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Greece Vote of Confidence – Tear Gas Inevitable…

All governing party PASOK deputies gave their vote of confidence to PM George Papandreou and the reshuffled cabinet. From the 298 present MP, 155 votes YES and 143 voted NO. Last night vote of confidence was a kind of pre-test for the voting of Mid-Term Austerity Programme that will most probably be voted at the end of the month.

While the voting was taking place, thousands of “Indignant” Greeks were protesting the Memorandum outside the Parliament. They had even set a ballot box to cast a vote of non-confidence.

Although the protest run peacefully tension and tear gas were not avoided at 2 a.m., while the deputies were exiting the Parliament building. A group of some 300 protesters moved towards the Parliament entrance, near the iron barricade and police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.


You can have a more thorough picture of last nights events here

You can see more videos here

As I have some issues to fix today, more news will come in a couple of hours… Have a great day!

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