Greek Parliament is set to pass a vital austerity vote needed to become eligible for receiving aids from the EU and IMF late in the day amid wide protests in Athens.

It is more likely that Socialist ruling party would secure a majority as it holds 154 seats out of the 300 assembly members.

Clashes between protesters and police are expected to take place for the second day. Demonstrators aim to prevent the austerity plan which includes tax increases, termination of near 30,000 public sector employees and cuts to pensions and wages.