Greece's new coalition government has secured enough votes to pass a 2012 budget packed with deeply unpopular austerity measures.

The majority of politicians from Greece's two major parties and their far-right coalition partners backed the budget.

The budget is a key condition for unlocking funds from a second EU/IMF bailout agreed in October worth an additional €130bn.

The 2012 budget is designed to cut the deficit to 5.4% of GDP from a projected 9% this year and to generate a primary surplus.