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Greek gov't approves debt deal: media


16:41, February 11, 2012

ATHENS, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Greece's coalition government had approved a eurozone debt deal that were tabled in parliament for a vote over the weekend, local ANA agency said early Saturday.

The cabinet unanimously approved the deal, accompanying austerity measures, which aroused new round of protests but was believed to save Greece from a disorderly default in March.

A new 48-hour general strike which has paralyzed the public sector was launched on Friday and a string of demonstrations were staged nationwide ahead of a critical parliamentary vote on Sunday on the harsh terms of the bailout deal clinched earlier this week.

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos urged the parties supporting his three-month-old administration to make the right choice and push through the measures. Otherwise, Greece faces "a catastrophe," he warned, when addressing the cabinet on Friday night.


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It seems unlikely that the leaders of all parties will sign on, which is a requirement of EU. This is all just posturing before the final failure.

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