Over the past few months, European leaders have begun to question the commitment of Greek politicians to the painful austerity programs that have massive numbers of Greeks taking to the streets. Lately, it seems their fears may have been misplaced. A vote yesterday over proposed cuts passed the chamber, and both major parties took a stand by expelling MPs who refused to vote for the measure. The Greek government’s austerity procedures may not be exemplary; it will cheat and delay wherever possible. But yesterday’s vote and expulsions suggest that the underlying commitment is there.This is not to say that Greece’s creditors have nothing to worry about. The political establishment may be committed, but this commitment is meaningless if it can’t govern the country—a possibility which is looking more likely by the day. Even as yesterday’s vote was recorded, the plaza outside the parliament building looked “like a war zone” according to the Guardian. Greek politicians may be rallying behind austerity, but voters don’t appear to be following their lead. A program of cutbacks and destroyed pensions has proven difficult to sell to an enraged populace.The vote for austerity yesterday was only 177 out of a possible 300. With major parties almost certain to lose votes in the upcoming April elections, will austerity still have a majority in three months?