Greek Parliament Approves New Pension Cuts

Greek Parliament Approves New Pension Cuts

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Greek pensioners see their income reduced - once again

AMNA–Parliament ratified, late Tuesday night, a bill envisioning cuts in various primary and supplementary pensions, at the end of a relevant debate.

Out of the 283 deputies, 202 voted in favour of the bill, 80 against and one deputy voted present. 283 deputies in the 300-member chamber participated in the vote.

Voting in favour of the bill were New Democracy (ND) and PASOK parties, while the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) and various independent deputies voted against.

The bill is part of a set of commitments undertaken by the Greek government as part of the second Memorandum.