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Greece has approved a plan to raise taxes, cut spending and sell government-owned . This clears the way for seventeen billion dollars in loans from the International Monetary Fund and the
. The are a share of the one-hundred-fifty-six-billion-dollar rescue deal that Greece secured last year.
Several hundred protesters and police were injured. The Greek approved the forty-billion-dollar plan on Wednesday and the details on Thursday. Prime Minister George Papandreou won more support than expected for his proposals. He to parliament to do everything possible to avoid defaulting on the debts of the of democracy.