Greek parliament approves amendments to country's constitution

Greek parliament approves amendments to country's constitution
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  • calendar-gray 15 March 2019

 The Greek parliament approved on Thursday in the second reading a number of amendments to the country's constitution, namely, on presidential elections, relations between the state and the church, and parliamentary privilege and responsibilities, ONAreports citing Sputnik.

The parliament voted for 32 amendments proposed by the ruling party Syriza, four amendments initiated by the main opposition party New Democracy and several extra amendments that lawmakers put forward individually.

According to the Athens news agency, the majority of the lawmakers supported the amendment, under which the failure to elect the country's president will no longer trigger the dissolution of the parliament. As many as 224 lawmakers of the 300-member body supported the move.

Faiq Mahmudov

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