Greek PM Mitsotakis wins no-confidence vote over wiretapping scandal

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  • Friday, 27 Jan 2023

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks with members of his government and other lawmakers during a parliamentary debate on a motion of censure against the government, in Athens, Greece, January 27, 2023. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's conservative government on Friday survived, as expected, 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 PASOK party, Greece's third-largest, 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.

(Reporting by Karolina Tagaris and Lefteris Papadimas)

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