229 Greek legislators vote in favour of austerity measure
Q. On 16th July’15 Hellenic Parliament of Greece gave its nod to the European Union mandated austerity related legislative measures. How many members voted in favor of the legislation against the strength of 300?- Published on 24 Jul 15
Out of total 300 strength of the unicameral legislature, the legislation was approved with 229 votes in favor, 64 against and six abstentions and won the support of three pro-European opposition parties. The approval of legislation by the Parliament gives much needed relief to Greece as people have been reeling under severe capital controls as their ATM withdrawals limited to 60 euro per day and banks and the stock exchange shut since 29 June 2015.