Greek lawmakers pass pension, tax reforms after fiery debate

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Posted: May 08, 2016 5:39 PM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's parliament on Sunday passed a package of unpopular pension and tax reforms that the country's leftist-led government hopes will help persuade official creditors to release bailout cash.

After a two-day heated debate and amid protests and strikes by labor unions, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' coalition, which has a thin parliamentary majority, secured enough votes to pass the reforms ahead of Monday's Eurogroup meeting.

(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos and Renee Maltezou)