Greek Parliament approves Rafale warplane deal

Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:38

FILE PHOTO: A French Air Force Rafale fighter performs during a presentation of the French Air and Space Army at the BA 105 Evreux-Fauville Air Force Base, France, October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

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A wide Parliament majority on Thursday evening approved a defense contract for the procurement of 18 French-made Rafale warplanes  

Voting in favor were the deputies from ruling New Democracy (ND) party, main opposition SYRIZA and another smaller parties.

Voting against were MPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and Yannis Varoufakis left-wing and Eurosceptic Mera25 party.   

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