Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Athens government survives vote of no confidence

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HANDOUT – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (3rd from left) and his government survive the no-trust vote. Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP/dpa

156 MPs in the 300-seat Greek parliament voted in favor of Mitsotakis, according to the parliamentary presidency. Alexis Tsipras, head of the left-wing Syriza, had requested the vote of no confidence.

The focus was on a wiretapping scandal that had been simmering for months: Between 2020 and 2022, the Greek secret service EYP bugged the phones and cell phones of opposition politicians, ministers and high-ranking military officials as well as journalists. This was announced by the responsible data protection authority ADAE at the beginning of the week at the request of Tsipras.

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