Greek prosecutor closes bribery investigation before vote

December 22, 2014 7:32 PM

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ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek prosecutor has closed an investigation into allegations that a lawmaker was offered a bribe to back the government in a tight vote in parliament that could trigger a snap general election, a court official said on Monday.

The prosecutor ruled there was insufficient evidence to support the accusation made by Pavlos Haikalis, a lawmaker from one of the small Greek parties whose backing the government needs to win the vote to elect a new president.

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