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Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis wins no-confidence vote over wiretapping scandal

 no confidence vote
 
Greece’s government survived, today, a vote of no confidence put forward by the leftist opposition over a wiretapping scandal targeting politicians, army top brass and journalists.
 
Allegations of state surveillance have snowballed since the leader of the socialist party, PASOK,  said last August that his phone had been tapped by the state intelligence service EYP in 2021.
 
The government has denied any wrongdoing or knowingly wiretapping anyone.
 
During the vote, 143 Members voted in favour  and 156 against. A total of 299 MPs voted, while only independent MP Andreas Patsis was absent.