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German lawmakers vote for third Greek bailout

But almost a fifth of Merkel's conservatives vote 'no' in a blow to the chancellor

TO BAIL OR NOT TO BAIL? Mrs Merkel conferring with Mr Schaeuble during the debate in the Bundestag yesterday.


GERMAN lawmakers gave their go ahead on Friday for the eurozone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, heeding a warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel that the alternative to a deal with Athens was chaos.

The Bundestag Lower House of Parliament, whose backing is essential