16 July 2015

Greek PM facing eurozone deal revolt

PM, Alexis Tsipras has said he does not believe in the €86bn eurozone bailout deal, but has urged MPs to agree to the measures. The vote is expected to pass with opposition help, despite a revolt from some hardliners in the ruling left-wing Syriza party.

In a television address on Tuesday Alexis Tsipras called the proposals "irrational" but said he was willing to implement them to "avoid disaster for the country" and the collapse of the banks. However Monday's announcement of a possible deal was met with anger among many in Greece, who called it a "humiliation".