Tspiras wins confidence motion and continues to lead the Greek government

Tspiras wins confidence motion and continues to lead the Greek government

Parliament approved the motion of confidence with the 151 votes that were required to win. There will be no early elections.

Alexis Tsipras will continue his term as prime minister of Greece, after this Wednesday the parliament voted in his favor a motion of confidence that he demanded on Sunday, after the resignation of the Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, leader of the nationalist party Independent Greeks, who announced the end of the coalition that supported the Syriza government.

Tsipras needed support from 151 of the 300 deputies of the Greek parliament and that happened tonight, which makes the government viable and prevents the anticipated elections predicted to October. After the dissolution of the governmental coalition, Syriza had only 145 deputies, so it needed the vote of six more deputies to stay in office, something that it ended up getting.

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