Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Romanian government to face no confidence vote

(AP) — BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian court has ruled that Parliament can hold a vote of no confidence in the country's minority government-a vote that the government might not survive.

The Constitutional Court ruled Monday that a motion filed by the opposition Liberal Party is legal.

Parliament will debate and vote on the confidence motion on Tuesday. The government will fall if 236 of Parliament's 471 deputies vote against it.

The Liberal Party filed the motion to protest the centrist coalition government's performance during its nine months in office. It also says Parliament has not yet approved the 10-day-old minority government which remained after the Social Democrats quit when one of their ministers was fired.

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