German deputies cast their votes at the lower house of Parliament in Berlin. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN
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Germany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout Friday but a record number of dissenters from Angela Merkel's conservatives underscored growing skepticism in Berlin about whether a new Greek government can be trusted to deliver on its reform pledges.Top-selling German daily Bild had staged a front-page campaign for a "NEIN!" in the Bundestag vote, the only big parliamentary hurdle in Europe for the four-month extension to the Greek bailout program.While Merkel and Schaeuble's tough stance on Greece goes down well with German voters, the euro zone crisis has created space for a new Euroskeptic party to the right of the CDU/CSU – the fast-growing Alternative for Germany.
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