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Greece's deputy foreign minister resigns: State TV

Tough terms of EU bailout agreement prompts latest resignation from the country's embattled government

Reuters, Friday 10 Feb 2012
A pedestrian passes railway lines during a 48-hour strike, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Greek unions launch a two-day strike against further planned austerity measures as European ministers said Greek political leaders haven't gone far enough in meeting demands for new cutbacks (Photo: AP)

Greece's Deputy Foreign Minister Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou has resigned in protest against tough terms included in a bailout agreement the country needs to avoid default, state television said on Friday.

The move by Xenogiannakopoulou, a member of the socialist party in the national unity government of technocrat Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, follows similar resignations by the socialist deputy labour minister and four far-right ministers.

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