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Greece: Government reshuffle expected after dissent in parliamentary vote on austerity bill

  • An elderly couple leaves the central fish market in Athens, on Friday, July 17, 2015. Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    An elderly couple leaves the central fish market in Athens, on Friday, July 17, 2015. Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man stands next to a shop selling Greek and European Union flags in central Athens, Thursday, July 16, 2015. Greece’s troubled left-wing government is seeking urgent relief from European lenders on Thursday, after it pushed a harsh austerity package thought parliament, triggering a revolt in the ruling party and violent demonstrations in central Athens. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    A man stands next to a shop selling Greek and European Union flags in central Athens, Thursday, July 16, 2015. Greece’s troubled left-wing government is seeking urgent relief from European lenders on Thursday, after it pushed a harsh austerity package thought parliament, triggering a revolt in the ruling party and violent demonstrations in central Athens. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)  (The Associated Press)

  • A elderly man exits a metro station in central Athens, on Friday, July 17, 2015. Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    A elderly man exits a metro station in central Athens, on Friday, July 17, 2015. Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is widely expected to reshuffle his Cabinet, following a rebellion within his party over a parliament vote to approve painful austerity measures demanded for new bailout talks to start.

The reshuffle was expected Friday or over the weekend.

In the early hours of Thursday, 38 of Tsipras' own radical-left Syriza party members dissented and vote against him. They included two cabinet members — the energy and welfare ministers — as well as the parliament speaker and the former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis.

The legislation, which includes consumer tax increases and pension cuts, was part of conditions demanded by Greece's European creditors in order to start negotiations on a third bailout, worth about 85 billion euros ($92 billion).