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Greek Gov’t survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia agreement

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.”

“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

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One comment

  1. These political traitors in Greece should be expelled from Greece. They refused to use their veto power in the EU. They are traitors to Greece and to Macedonia. As I proud Macedonian Greek, we have called ourselves Macedonians for 2000 years!! What did they call themselves 100 years ago in SKOPJE? Slavs!!!! Just another COUNTRY stealing our culture and heritage because we have politicians with no balls!!!!