German lawmakers to back Greek extension despite misgivings

February 26, 2015 8:07 AM

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German lawmakers to back Greek extension despite misgivings

BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers signaled that they will approve an extension of Greece's bailout with an overwhelming majority in parliament on Friday although many will do so reluctantly amid fears Athens will not deliver on its reform promises.

Angela Merkel's coalition has a big enough majority to easily win the vote in the Bundestag lower house to extend the rescue by four months. But many lawmakers, including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, have expressed concern in recent days about whether Athens is to be trusted.

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