June 29, 2017 / 2:42 PM / 2 months ago

Romania's Social Democrat government wins vote of confidence in parliament - MPs

Economy Minister Mihai Tudose, Romania’s ruling Social Democrats pick to replace the prime minister they ousted last week, talks with media in Bucharest, Romania June 26, 2017. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/via REUTERS

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's government of Social Democrat Prime Minister Mihai Tudose overwhelmingly won a vote of confidence in parliament on Thursday, a deputy who cited a preliminary vote count said.

The ruling leftists and their junior coalition partner ALDE have 10 seats above required parliament majority. Their cabinet also got backing from the ethnic Hungarians UDMR party in the confidence vote.

Reporting by Radu Marinas

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