Greek government wins parliament austerity vote
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government secured enough votes in parliament on Thursday to pass deeply unpopular austerity measures essential to unlocking further aid from foreign lenders.
The fragile three-party coalition managed to secure at least 151 votes needed to win approval for the package of spending cuts, tax hikes and labor reforms despite the junior-ruling Democratic Left party's refusal to back it.
(Reporting by Harry Papachristou and Renee Maltezou; Writing by Deepa Babington; editing by Michael Winfrey)
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