Greece: Parliament to vote on more bailout conditions

ATHENS: Greece's parliament has begun an emergency debate on a second round of conditions demanded by international creditors for a new bailout — a vote that could threaten the coalition government.

Lawmakers late Wednesday will vote on judicial and banking reforms set as a requirement by other Eurozone countries for a third Greek rescue package worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion).

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is already relying on support from pro-European opposition parties to gain parliamentary approval for bailout conditions, amid growing dissent within his left-wing Syriza party.

Tsipras has imposed a tough new round of austerity measures this month and needs to conclude the bailout negotiations before Aug. 20, when Greece must repay loans worth more than 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to the European Central Bank.