Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament clearing a major hurdle for Greece’s approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia’s name and averting the prospect of a snap election.

Tsipras called the confidence motion after his right-wing coalition partner Panos Kammenos quit the government four days earlier in protest over the name deal signed between Athens and Skopje last year.

Parliament gave Tsipras 151 votes, meeting the threshold he required in the three hundred member assembly.

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