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Greece: German lawmakers back Greek bailout

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Greek bailout agreement ahead of a parliamentary ballot Friday.

At a meeting that lasted 5 hours, 48 lawmakers dissented, while some 250 backed the deal.

Members of the Social Democrats, Merkel's coalition partner, also strongly supported the agreement at their own meeting, meaning it will likely pass Friday.

Read more: The Latest: German lawmakers back Greek bailout - Yahoo News

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