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Greek minister indicates government likely to call confidence vote following bailout dissent

  • A Greek flag flutters in front of a crowded beach at a suburb of Athens, Greece, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece's shattered economy.  (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    A Greek flag flutters in front of a crowded beach at a suburb of Athens, Greece, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece's shattered economy. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A European Union (EU) flag flutters in front of the temple of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece's shattered economy.  (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    A European Union (EU) flag flutters in front of the temple of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece's shattered economy. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

A Greek minister indicates it is highly likely Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will call for a vote of confidence in his government after a bailout deal with foreign creditors sparked a rebellion within his governing Syriza party.

Energy and Environment Minister Panos Skourletis told private Skai television Monday that he feels the move is "self-evident" following last week's parliamentary vote on the bailout, which passed thanks to opposition parties' support.

Dozens of Syriza lawmakers dissented and voted against the government. Skourletis said he believes early elections are also necessary.

The government has said it will take any decisions on handling the political situation as of Aug. 20, when Greece faces a large debt repayment to the European Central Bank.