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Greece’s new government wins confidence vote in parliament

Greece’s SYRIZA-led government has won a confidence vote in Parliament, ahead of high-stakes talks in Brussels with bailout creditors.

Lawmakers voted 162-137 for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ government, elected on January 25 on a platform pledging to radically overhaul austerity in the financially struggling country.

Earlier, Tsipras struck a defiant tone, saying there is “no way back” in Greece’s quest to rewrite its bailout commitments. [AP]