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The demonstrations didn't sway the ruling elite. The Greek Government won the austerity vote by 155 to 138.

Greece's parliament approved the five-year austerity plan with 155 votes in favour and 138 votes against.

Only one member of prime minister George Papandreou's socialist party voted against the law and the speaker of parliament announced he had been immediately expelled from the party. One deputy from the conservative opposition cast a vote in favour.

And these are the "Socialists". The looting is only okay when it is state-sanctioned.

by Magnifico on Wed Jun 29th, 2011 at 01:24:16 PM EST

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