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Papademos’s Government Wins Greek Confidence Vote, Speaker Says

November 16, 2011

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos won a confidence vote in the parliament in Athens, receiving a mandate to push through budget measures necessary to secure financing designed to avert a collapse of the economy and keep Greece in the euro.

A total of 255 lawmakers in the 300-strong chamber supported the confidence motion and 38 voted against, Parliament Speaker Filippos Petsalnikos said in remarks carried live on state-run Vouli TV today. A total of 293 deputies voted in the poll.

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