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Greece protesters await vote on austerity measures

Greek politicians are to vote later on austerity measures that have sparked nationwide strikes and the worst rioting in Athens for more than year.

PM George Papandreou has said that only his 28bn-euro (£25bn) austerity plan will get Greece back on its feet.

The package is expected to be approved by parliament by a narrow margin, but as the BBC's Jon Sopel in Athens explains, the protesters look set to continue their campaign.

  • 29 Jun 2011
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