Thursday, November 8, 2012

Defections Shake Greek Coalition

The three-party coalition of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was licking its wounds on Thursday, after the defections of several key members in a crucial vote on austerity measures. The proposals, aimed at keeping the country in the euro zone, passed narrowly but the defections, mostly among Socialist Party members, shook the government’s stability.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/world/europe/defections-shake-greek-coalition.html?_r=0