Greece

Greek Government Wins Confidence Vote

But coalition's majority cut by one seat

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Greece's coalition government won a confidence vote Monday called by the left-wing opposition but saw its parliamentary majority cut by one seat.

Socialist deputy Theodora Tzakri was expelled from the party after refusing to back Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' 15-month-old government in the vote held in the 300-seat parliament early Monday.

Samaras saw his support cut to 154 deputies — just three above the minimum required — after Tzakri was declared an independent.