Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Greek Parliament votes the new program of austerity and cuts in social

Greece's parliament is scheduled to begin today a three-day debate on the new austerity program to be approved on Wednesday to continue receiving foreign aid and avoid bankruptcy. The new measures will be processed and discussed by the 300 deputies of the Chamber, in which most of the opponents have announced they will vote against the proposals of the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou.

Even within the ruling PASOK socialist party are growing voices opposing the implementation of further cuts in wages and pensions, and new taxes by a total of about 6,500 million euros until 2015. For now, two Socialist deputies out of a total of 155 - have publicly stated their intention to vote against it, leaving just 153 votes Papandreou with support, two more than the simple majority needed.

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