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Spain to put Greek deal to parliament vote

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will put the new Greek rescue plan up for debate and vote in Parliament, even though it is not obligatory.

The proposal is more symbolic than anything. Rajoy backs the rescue deal and his conservative Popular Party's absolute majority in Parliament guarantees its approval.

Rajoy made the proposal Wednesday saying Spanish taxpayers were being asked to guarantee a lot of funds under the deal. He did not set a date for the vote.

He announced the measure during a parliamentary debate on the recent European Union summit.

Six EU countries are obliged to submit the plan to parliamentary vote. [AP]