A snap election is almost certain after the divisive vote to approve a new bailout – not least because the Greek prime minister stands to win it

The result of the parliamentary all-nighter that approved Greece’s latest multibillion-euro bailout on Friday morning means early elections are now a near certainty and could come as soon as next month.

The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, may have secured parliament’s backing by a comfortable margin but he did so thanks to the support of the opposition, not of his own leftist Syriza party, nearly one-third of whose 149 MPs either voted against or abstained.

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