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Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election
Greek PM says will not implement measures beyond those set at summit
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond what was agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit earlier this month. "I know well the framework of the deal we signed at the euro zone summit on July 12," Tsipras told Sto Kokkino radio.
Greek PM says may have to call early election
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he may be forced to call an early election if he does not have a working parliamentary majority. "I would be the last person to want elections, if I had the secured parliamentary majority to make it through to the end of the four-year term," he said in a local radio interview. "But if I don't have a parliamentary majority, we will be forced to go to elections." (Reporting by Renee Maltezou, Writing by Angeliki Koutantou)
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Niger strips opposition parliamentary leader of immunityNiger's parliament on Tuesday stripped the head of the opposition MODEN party grouping of his immunity from prosecution, opening the way to his trial on charges of corruption, judicial sources said. A magistrate said Bakary Seidou was suspected of misappropriating 6.5 billion CFA francs ($10 million) in food aid using false documentation in 2005 when he worked in the office of then-prime minister Amadou Hama, now the leader of MODEN. "The office of the National Assembly lifted on Tuesday the parliamentary immunity of Bakary Seidou," said another magistrate, who asked not to be identified.
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