The motion was supported by 241 MPs, while 26 voted against it.
The motion was decided after the murder of Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn member and accusations against Golden Dawn MPs, among them leader Nikos Michaloliakos, for establishing criminal organization.
In a second voting, the same day, the parliament rejected SYRIZA's (the Leftist party in Opposition) proposal, for the creation of a research committee to investigate any political responsibilities of Evangelos Vanizelos, the leader of the PASOK Socialist party of the government coalition, for handling a controversial agreement regarding the sale of Greece's Skaramangas shipyards three years ago and the subsequent purchase of submarines by the Greek state.
At this stage, it was not a surprise as Samaras administration needs to stay alive to complete the measures that troika dictates. In the case of potential political instability the next few months, there is a possibility that Greece will go under triple elections (National, European and Local), in May 2014. In this case, according to a scenario, Samaras will “sacrifice” Venizelos in order to play the card of “equal treatment” against everyone, and gain voters to be re-elected.