Greece's conservative government survives a no-confidence motion called over deadly rail disaster

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s center-right authorities survived a question of no-confidence precocious Thursday that was brought by absorption parties implicit its handling of the country’s deadliest obstruction catastrophe a twelvemonth ago.

Four left-wing absorption parties accused the authorities of hindering an probe into the rail crash that near 57 radical dead, galore of them assemblage students returning from a outpouring break.

BODIES FROM GREECE TRAIN COLLISION THAT KILLED 57 RETURNED TO FAMILIES IN CLOSED CASKETS

Parliament voted 159-141 against the question pursuing an acrimonious three-day debate. The authorities besides rejected absorption calls to clasp a drawback election.

Greece Confidence Vote

Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, is applauded by his party's lawmakers during a parliament league successful Athens, Greece, Thursday, March 28, 2024. Greece's center-right authorities survived a question of no-confidence precocious Thursday brought by absorption parties implicit its handling of the country's deadliest obstruction disaster. Parliament voted 159-141 against the question pursuing an acrimonious three-day debate.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The Feb. 28, 2023 clang occurred erstwhile a rider bid smashed into an oncoming freight bid which had been mistakenly placed connected the aforesaid track.

Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed to respect the results of an ongoing judicial probe into the crash, and denied immoderate wrongdoing.

"There was nary screen up," helium told lawmakers up of the vote. "What precisely has each this statement (in parliament) contributed to the investigation?"

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Opinion polls suggest that a bulk of the nationalist judge the authorities had not honestly addressed its responsibilities regarding the crash.

Despite its defeat, the no-confidence question was the effect of a uncommon collaboration betwixt Greece’s center-left and left-wing parties up of European Parliament elections successful June.

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