Romania govt survives austerity confidence vote

BUCHAREST, Oct 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Romania’s centrist coalition
government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on
Wednesday over its deep spending cuts and tax hike, needed to
maintain international aid for its recession-hit economy.

The final count showed 218 parliamentarians voted for the
opposition motion, compared to the 236 votes needed for a
majority. Official results are expected shortly.

The vote had attempted to topple Prime Minister Emil Boc,
who has slashed public wages by a quarter and hiked value added
tax by five percentage points.
(Reporting by Luiza Ilie; Writing by Sam Cage; Editing by Jon
Boyle)

Romania govt survives austerity confidence vote