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Papandreou Wins Confidence Motion in Parliament, Speaker Says

November 04, 2011

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a confidence vote in the parliament in Athens, distancing the prospect of early elections that could push the country to default.

A total of 153 lawmakers in the 300-strong chamber supported the confidence motion and 145 against, Parliament Speaker Filippos Petsalnikos said in remarks carried live on state-run Vouli TV today. A total of 298 deputies voted in the poll.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eleni Chrepa in Athens at echrepa@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Maria Petrakis at mpetrakis@bloomberg.net


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