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Papandreou Survives No-Confidence Vote

Premier Andreas Papandreou’s Socialist government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday while the ailing prime minister remained in intensive care and on life support.

A medical statement issued by the Onassis hospital said the 76-year-old premier’s breathing was being supported occasionally by a respirator while a kidney machine cleaned his blood.

After a three-day debate, Parliament voted 168-118 to defeat a censure motion put forward by the conservative New Democracy party. Socialists hold 169 seats in the 300-member Parliament; Papandreou was the only Socialist absent.



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