Parliament Approves Third Prior Actions Bill with 153 'Yes' Votes
Friday, 20 November 2015
An omnibus bill on prior actions was approved by parliament on Thursday evening with 153 votes in favour and 137 votes against the legislation.
The bill will unlock the disbursement of the 2-billion-euro sub-tranche of loans to Greece by institutional creditors, as well as the 10 billion euros for the recapitalization of the country’s systemic lenders.
In total, 290 MPs participated in the roll call vote, with deputies of the parties in the coalition government, SYRIZA and ANEL, voting ‘yes’. All the opposition MPs voted against the bill in principle, while New Democracy, Golden Dawn and the Centrists’ Union also voted against all the articles.