Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras can continue to rule: At the end of a partly heated debate in the Greek Parliament, spoke to him in the night to Thursday 151 of the 300 in total, members of the trust. This is conceivable slight majority came as no surprise. Again and again had been speculated in Athens in the last few days about the fact that Tsipras, who had analyzed his prospects before, of course, precisely, can mobilize such consent would be. So it was then.

Michael Martens

a correspondent for Southeast European countries, with its headquarters in Athens.

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the Greek Prime Minister has come to his repeatedly publicly declared aim to lead as the first Athenian head of government for a long time a full parliamentary term, to hold out until October of this year the country an important step closer. Tsipras had asked the question of Confidence, after his former Partner in Parliament, the former Minister of defence, Panos Kammenos of the right-wing populist party “Independent Greeks”, him the since January 2015 ongoing coalition had terminated.

The formal reason is the of Tsipras sought-for reconciliation is not willing to go along with Greece’s neighboring state of North Macedonia, which Kammenos. Tsipras has shown in the vote of confidence that he can rule without Kammenos, the were not followed by all the members of his group.