coalition defeated, as expected, an opposition-sponsored motion
to topple the government on Monday, but lost one lawmaker who
was expelled after backing the opposition.
A total 153 out of the parliament's 300 lawmakers rejected
the opposition's censure motion. But Prime Minister Antonis
Samaras's coalition expelled one Socialist lawmaker who voted
with the opposition, reducing the coalition's majority to four.
The confidence vote was put forth by the main opposition
, which aims to overturn the austerity policies that
the Greek government
is implementing as a condition of its