Greek Parliament Speaker Zoe Constantopoulou attends a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confronted a widening rebellion within his leftist Syriza party as parliament voted to approve the country's third financial rescue by foreign creditors in five years.The vote was held after daybreak Friday after lawmakers bickered through the night over procedural matters. Thanks to support from pro-euro opposition parties, the 85 billion euro ($95 billion) bailout program easily passed with 222 votes in the 300-seat chamber. But 43 lawmakers -- or nearly a third of deputies from Tsipras's Syriza party -- voted against or abstained, well above the three dozen that defied him in a vote on reforms last month.
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