Greek government faces first test in crucial presidential vote

December 17, 2014 12:05 AM

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Greek government faces first test in crucial presidential vote

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday faces the first of three rounds of a presidential vote that will determine whether the country is forced into snap national elections and a new period of political chaos.

Samaras's conservative-leftist coalition is almost certain to fail in the first round, when it needs the support of 200 lawmakers in the 300-seat chamber to elect its nominee, Stavros Dimas. But the backing his coalition, which controls 155 deputies, garners will be closely watched as a sign of mome...

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