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Greek Parliament Votes Migration Bill Activating EU-Turkey Deal

parliamentGreek parliament approved in principle on Friday a bill on migration activating the EU-Turkey deal and allowing the return of refugees to Turkey as of Monday, with 169 votes in favor and 107 against. Twenty four MPs were absent.
SYRIZA, ANEL, the Democratic Coalition and Potami voted in favor of the bill, while New Democracy, Golden Dawn, the Communist Party and the Centrists’ Union voted it down.
The articles of the bill were then approved in a separate roll call vote:
New Democracy approved the articles 18, 23, 24, 33, 45, 47, 66, 73, 75 and voted against articles 5, 7,8,11, 22, 46, 72. The Democratic Coalition stated “present” in the articles 8, 10, 11, 72, 73 and approved the rest of the articles. Potami voted against articles 5, 7, 11, 19, 72 and approved the rest. The Communist Party approved article 67, voted against articles 8, 10, 11, 39, 41, 46, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 73 and stated “present” in articles 5, 19, 22, 43, 45, 72.
(source: ana-mpa)

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