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Greek bailout vote puts Syriza party rebellion to the test

But the legislation is all but certain to pass, despite planned protests, after opposition parties said they would back it

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Mr Tsipras pauses ahead of a parliamentary meeting of Syriza party lawmakers in Athens on Wednesday. He told party hardliners on Tuesday that they should face reality and back the package.

Athens

GREECE'S leftist government tried on Wednesday to contain a rebellion in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party ahead of a vote in the evening on reforms required to start talks on a rescue deal.

A first set of reforms that focused largely on tax hikes and budget

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