Un­pop­u­lar speaker.

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A large num­ber of left­ist SYRIZA MPs silently ex­pressed their op­po­si­tion yes­ter­day to the ap­proval of right-wing In­de­pen­dent Greeks (ANEL) MP Dim­itris Kam­menos, who is known for his anti-Semitic and ho­mo­pho­bic state­ments, as a deputy speaker of the House. Of just 196 MPs who were present in Par­lia­ment, Kam­menos re­ceived 182 pos­i­tive votes while 14 deputies voted “present.” Com­ment­ing in the House, Kam­menos praised the 14 MPs who “had the courage to vote ‘present.’” “The stance of those who were in the can­teen, how­ever, but did not come to vote was not fit­ting with par­lia­men­tary prac­tice,” he said. Mar­ios Ge­or­giadis, of the Union of Cen­trists, was also elected as a deputy speaker.

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