New government of Greece secures confidence vote

Greece’s new coalition government headed by Prime Minister Lukas Papademos secured enough votes to win the confidence vote in the country’s parliament on Wednesday.

A total of 255 lawmakers in the country’s 300-member parliament voted in favor of the new government that was formed last week by the majority Socialists, rival conservatives and a small right-wing nationalist party.

Only 38 MPs voted against, while the remaining seven were absent.

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