Protesters swarm to the Greek parliament in Athens after a vote of confidence in the government
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Greek government survives confidence vote

The Greek government has survived a vote of confidence in parliament, the first step in securing a loan from the EU and IMF to avoid defaulting on its debt repayments.

George Papandreou's government must now gain the approval of parliament for 28bn euros of cuts as well as tax rises, fiscal changes and privatisation plans.

But Greeks are not happy at the prospect, and thousands have gathered in Athens to protest against the austerity measures and politicians in general.

Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens.

  • 22 Jun 2011
  • From the section Europe