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Greek Austerity Plan Approved by 155 Votes to 138 Votes

June 29, 2011

June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won approval of his 78 billion-euro package of budget cuts and asset sales, key to receiving further international financial aid.

A total of 155 lawmakers in the 300-strong chamber supported the law and 138 against, Parliament Speaker Filippos Petsalnikos said in remarks carried live on state-run Vouli TV today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eleni Chrepa in Athens at echrepa@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Maria Petrakis at mpetrakis@bloomberg.net


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