German lower house backs nuclear power exit by 2022
BERLIN, June 30
BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved an exit from nuclear energy by 2022, backing a U-turn by Chancellor Angela Merkel driven by Japan's Fukushima crisis
Opposition lawmakers from the Social Democrats (SPD) and Green Party joined deputies from Merkel's centre-right coalition in supporting the measure on the third and final reading of the government's nuclear exit bill.
(Writing by John Stonestreet)