Greece: Building on vote victory to cut & privatize

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June 22, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
Posted in News, PND News

"Greek ministers raced on Wednesday to meet a two-week deadline for budget cuts in return for EU-IMF cash to pay current bills and contain the eurozone crisis, hours after winning a confidence vote. While the government managed to prevent any defections as it won the confidence motion by 155 votes to 143, Prime Minister George Papandreou now faces a knife-edge battle to overcome dissent within the ranks of his Socialist party over the debt-cutting onslaught." [editor's note: This "news story" has enough inflammatory opinionated verbiage in its first two 'graphs to discount its validity, but it still gets most of the "facts" right - SAT] (06/22/11)  

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