Parliament voted “yes” for an investigation committee about austerity memorandums

The proposal of the government coalition parties to set up a committee that will investigate into how Greece entered into the memorandums passed in the Parliament plenary early on
Tuesday with 156 deputies voting in favour of it.

Seventy-two deputies of New Democracy and PASOK voted against it and 22 deputies (Potami and KKE) voted ‘present’. Golden Dawn deputies abstained from the voting procedure although the general secretary of the party Nikos Mihaloliakos had earlier said that they would vote against it. In total 250 deputies voted.

The president of the parliament Zoi Konstantopoulou suggested the committee to last at least six months until October 6, 2015.