Greeks Riot as Samaras Wins Austerity Bill

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

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Taking its Toll

The vote took its toll on Samaras's government, with Samaras expelling one lawmaker from his New Democracy party forfailing to support the bill. Samaras's main coalition partner, Pasok, which provides Samaras with the majority he needs torule, expelled six lawmakers after the vote for their failure to support the legislation.

Left, a protester with a gas mask faces riot police near parliament.