June 14, 2018 / 10:47 AM / 8 months ago

Greece PM no-confidence debate to begin at 1500 GMT Thursday

Greek conservative New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is applauded by his party's lawmakers after submitting a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in row over a deal on neighbouring Macedonia's name, in Athens, Greece, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers will begin debating a no-confidence motion brought by the opposition New Democracy against the government at 6 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Thursday, parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis said.

New Democracy said it would file the no-confidence motion over a deal to solve a decades-old name dispute with Macedonia.

Reporting by Michele Kambas

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