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Tsipras Appeal to Siege Mentality Secures Bailout Vote

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Greece Votes to Secure Bailout

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is evoking a siege mentality as he gets ready to negotiate a third Greek bailout before the end of August after lawmakers voted through another round of creditors’ demands.

The parliament in Athens voted 230 to 63 for a bill that will simplify court decisions and transpose European rules on failing banks. Thirty-six lawmakers from the governing party, Syriza, deserted Tsipras in the ballot that concluded at about 4 a.m. on Thursday. That compared with 39 rebels when the first package was approved last week.