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Greeks Riot as Samaras Wins Austerity Bill

- 2012-11-08T09:45:38Z

Photograph by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images

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153 Votes

The bill on pension, wage and benefit cuts was approved with 153 votes in favor in the 300-seat Parliament early today, according to acting Parliament speaker Athanasios Nakos. A total of 128 voted against the bill, with 18 voting "present." One lawmaker was absent. The voting was televised on state-run VouliTV.

Left, protesters march en-masse near parliament in Athens.

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