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# Confidence Vote

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# Confidence Vote
Boris Johnson wins late night confidence vote after bruising Commons debate
The UK Prime Minister is now expected to continue in his role for the next seven weeks.
# Boris
Boris Johnson says 'nothing and no-one' will stop him carrying on after bruising Tory revolt
Taking Commons questions, Johnson was compared to Monty Python’s black knight who declares mortal injuries are “only a flesh wound”.
# Confidence Vote
Boris Johnson promises to cut taxes after suffering bruising confidence vote
More than 40% of Conservative MPs said they did not have confidence in Boris Johnson’s leadership.
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# Leaks
Government wins confidence motion in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar following testy Dáil debate
The debate on the confidence vote concluded this evening.
# Greece
Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row
A total of 151 lawmakers supported Alexis Tsipras’ government out of 299 present.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Greece have held that referendum?
As the Greek PM prepares to enter talks on forming a coalition government, we’re asking if he should have stuck with his original referendum plan?
# Greece
Greek government faces crunch confidence vote
Papandreou’s party holds a slight two-seat majority in the Greek parliament: can he survive today’s confidence motion?
# Italy
Berlusconi scrapes through confidence vote in Italian parliament
Silvio Berlusconi overcomes a major political hurdle as fringe members of his coalition fall into line and pass a motion of confidence.
# Markets
Markets stabilise on Greek confidence vote
Papandreou’s government survived its crucial confidence motion last night
# FF Heave
With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position
As the fallout from last night’s confidence vote continues, the Finance Minister is accused of stretching the truth about his support for the Taoiseach, while other commentators claim Hanafin was trying to sit on the fence.
# FF Heave
Lenihan expected to support Cowen ahead of vote
Brian Cowen has said that he is “absolutely convinced” that he will win today’s confidence vote, which his Minister for Finance is widely expected to support.
# Italy
Berlusconi makes plea ahead of crucial confidence vote
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says a vote of no confidence in him would topple the government and throw Italy into political and economic turmoil.