Greece Macro Monitor (18 December 2014)
Greek Presidential Vote Update
The outcome of the first vote in Greek Parliament for the election of a new President of the Hellenic Republic was worse than expected i.e., 160 in favor votes vs. 163 to 167 reportedly expected by the government and 200 required for electing the presidential nominee. The number of no votes totaled 135, while 5 deputies were absent from the voting procedure; one from SY.RI.ZA’s parliamentary group and four independents including, one ex-Independent Greeks MP,
one ex-ND and two ex-Golden Dawn parliamentarians (see table below).
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