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Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos garnered the support of at least 151 lawmakers in a confidence motion, enough for his government to win the vote, according to a tally of ballots in the parliament in Athens today.
The result, if confirmed, will give Papademos the mandate to push through budget measures necessary to secure financing designed to avert a collapse of the economy and keep Greece in the euro. The vote is being televised live on state-run Vouli TV and is continuing.
Three of the five parties in the legislature had backed Papademos’s appointment, representing more than 250 of the 300 seats.
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