Greek PM keeps lid on party rebellion to pass bailout vote
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras contained a rebellion in his left-wing Syriza party to win parliamentary approval on Thursday for a second package of reforms required to start talks on a financial rescue deal. 

"We made tough choices, and I personally made difficult, responsible choices. Today we must all redefine the possibilities ahead of us given the new circumstances" - Tsipras said in an appeal to parliament to back the reforms. "We chose a difficult compromise to avert the most extreme plans by the most extreme circles in Europe". (Reuters)