Greek parliament passes 2015 budget in midnight vote

December 7, 2014 11:56 PM

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s parliament approved next year’s budget in the early hours of Monday, setting aside a dispute with EU/IMF lenders who say Athens must accept more austerity to meet budget targets.

The vote passed with 155 lawmakers in favour with 134 lawmakers against in the 300-seat chamber. One independent lawmaker bucked the government.

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