Greece Crisis: Crucial Bailout Reforms Passed by MPs

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The parliament of Greece has passed a second set of reforms to restructure the stricken economy of the country.  The bill includes major reforms in the judicial system and Greek banking.  230 MPs favoured the bill while 63 MPs were against it.

As the bill was debated thousands of people protested outside the parliament, who later hurled petrol bombs on the police making the situation violent.

31 MPs from Syriza Party voted against the measures.  Despite opposition from his own party members, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was easily able to muster the support required.

Mr. Tsipras expressed his unhappiness regarding the measures that creditors had imposed.  “We chose a difficult compromise to avert the most extreme plans by the most extreme circles in Europe,” he told MPs.

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