ATHENS, Greece — Greek lawmakers voted early Friday to investigate former finance minister George Papaconstantinou over his handling of data on Greeks with Swiss bank accounts and whether he amended the list to remove three of his relatives.
The lawmakers voted in a marathon 16-hour Parliament session by 265 votes in favor and six against. With the three-party coalition government backing the call for an investigation, the motion had been all but assured to pass.
Two proposals by opposition parties for broader investigations failed. One had been to launch probes into the handling of the data by former finance minister Evangelos Venizelos, who currently heads one of the coalition parties, and the other expand the investigation to two former prime ministers.