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SYRIZA, Indepedent Greeks, motion rejected by Parliament

A motion submitted to Parliament on Wednesday by Greece?s main opposition party, far-left coalition SYRIZA and the Independents Greeks party, on whether a multi-bill headed for ratification by the house on the same day was constitutional, was rejected by the majority of deputies later in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Parliament?s economic affairs committee had approved the multi-bill late on Tuesday. The multi-bill, a batch of new austerity measures and structural reforms setting out fiscal measures worth some 13.5 billion euros for the next two years, is demanded by the country?s creditors in order for a new tranche of bailout financial aid to be dispursed to the cash-strapped country.

The MPs were expected to vote on the multi-bill at around midnight on Wednesday, in a ballot which the coalition government was expected to win narrowly.