AMNA- A Parliament majority gave a vote of confidence to Prime Minister George Papandreou's government in the early hours of Saturday, following a three-day debate.
The government received 153 votes in favour, while 145 voted against -- out of 298 deputies participating in the roll call vote in the 300-member legislature.
On his part, main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras reiterated just after midnight that the "only solution" in the country today is early general elections.
Conversely, Papandreou said the vote of confidence for the government is a mandate for a national cooperation government. (AMNA text)
Saturday, November 5, 2011