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Greek Lawmaker Robopoulos Quits Parliament Over Austerity Bill

October 17, 2011

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Greek ruling party lawmaker Thomas Robopoulos submitted his resignation today, surrendering his seat ahead of a Parliament vote on austerity measures, according to a statement posted on Robopoulos’s website.

His resignation means Prime Minister George Papandreou will be able to replace Robopoulos with another member of the ruling party, leaving Papandreou’s majority of 154 seats in the 300- seat Chamber unchanged.

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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