Greek government survives no confidence motion

November 10, 2013 • Business

People gather outside Greece’s Parliament in central Athens in support of an opposition motion of no confidence against the government, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Parliament is to vote on the motion after midnight Sunday and the government is expected to hold on to its narrow majority. Banner reads “NO”. (AP Photo)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coalition government survived a no-confidence motion tabled by the main opposition party early Monday, and the prime minister ended three days of debate by saying the debt-ridden country should be ready to borrow mainly from the financial markets by the end of next year.

“We have got through the most difficult phase … Greece should be able to rejoin the markets by the end of next year,” Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said.

The no-confidence motion filed by the main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party fell well short of the 151 votes needed to pass, with 124 Login to read more

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