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German Parliament backs Greek bailout with large majority

Lawmakers in the Bundestag Lower House approve the 86 billion euro rescue by 454 votes to 113
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Schaeuble opening the debate in the Bundestag Lower House on Wednesday. He told German lawmakers that it would be irresponsible not to approve a third bailout for Greece.

Berlin

THE German Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority on Wednesday to back a third bailout for Greece, with Chancellor Angela Merkel spared a major rebellion of deputies opposing the aid.

Interrupting their holidays for the second time this summer to cast ballots on a