Syriza proposal for investigative committee is approved in plenary

The Greek Parliament approved setting up an investigative committee “to examine the operation of the public opinion’s political manipulation, the trivialization of institutions, and the extensive waste of public money” on Friday, following a proposal by SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance.

The main opposition’s proposal was approved in the plenary by 142 votes of Syriza against 157 votes of ruling New Democracy. The revised article 68, par. 2, of the Greek constitution allows such committees to be set up with a majority vote “that cannot be lower than 2/5 of the entire number of deputies.”

Such a committee will have two months to prepare a report and table it.