Greek government survived late on Saturday the no-confidence vote submitted by major opposition party, conservative New Democracy over the Macedonia Agreement. The motion against the government received just 127 votes in favor towards 153 votes against.
MP Dimitris Kammenos (ANEL) voted in favor and was immediately expelled from the party. With Kammenos out, SYRIZA-ANEL coalition has now 153 seats in the Palriament.
ANEL leader Panos Kammenos tweeted right after Kammenos YES vote and in the spirit of Mundial: “Expensive transfer, player is lame.”
Ακριβοπληρωμένη η μεταγραφή … κουτσός ο παίχτης…
— Panos Kammenos (@PanosKammenos) June 16, 2018
“What transfer?” one may ask. IT is not clear whether the conservative MP would join the ND.
From the 280 lawmakers present at the Plenary, the no-confidence vote was supported next to ND lawmakers also by Movement for Change (PASOK & Co), Golden Dawn and Centrists’ Union.
Communist party KKE was absent.
Having won over the opposition, Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, are now packing documents and pens for the signing of the Macedonia Agreement at the Prespa Lake early on Sunday. Details about the ceremony and the planned protests here