GREECE:Greek Cabinet survives confidence vote
Laaska News Nov. 5 ,2011
The cabinet of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has survived a confidence vote in parliament.
It won a majority by a confidence motion of 153 to 145. The vote was held in the Greek parliament in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Some members of the governing party had suggested they would defect. But all governing party lawmakers are believed to have voted for the Cabinet.
This spared the Papandreou Cabinet from having to resign en masse.
But it is uncertain whether the political situation in Greece will now stabilize or whether fiscal reconstruction will see progress.
Before the vote, the prime minister called for unity among the governing and opposition parties in national reconstruction.
But opposition lawmakers voted against the Cabinet. They are expected to continue to demand that Papandreou resign.