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Democratic Left Quits Greek Coalition

June 21, 2013

Greece's Democratic Left party said Friday that it was leaving the ruling three-party coalition, but the threat of new elections was averted as the two remaining parties have a majority in Parliament.

Public Administration Minister Antonis Manitakis said at the end of an emergency meeting that he would hand in his resignation after his party's decision.

The New Democracy party and the socialist PASOK party now have a slim majority of 153 seats in the 300-member Parliament.

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Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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