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04 Nov 2011 19:47


World: Greek PM George Papandreou survives no-confidence vote

  • yeah … After a week full of hand-wringing (he called a referendum on an aid package, then backed off) after months of general annoyance, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou managed to survive a no-confidence vote on Friday.
  • … but Don’t expect him to remain in power for long; Papandreou reportedly plans to work towards forming a unity government, which he may or may not lead. He says he’s willing to step aside if it’s a good choice for the country. source

02 Jun 2011 10:25


World: Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan still has some confidence left

Amid the Japanese earthquake, Kan survived a no-confidence vote and will likely outlast all of his recent predecessors, despite promising to resign after the crisis. source

14 Dec 2010 11:01


World: Silvio Berlusconi (barely) survives no-confidence vote in Italy

  • 314-311 that’s not very confident source

13 Dec 2010 10:22


World: Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi could face the music in no-confidence vote

Speaking of fights for one’s political life, Silvio Berlusconi could be out of office after a no-confidence vote on Tuesday. To call the dude controversial in Italy puts it lightly. source