Greek PM survives censure motion tabled over snowstorm

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  • Monday, 31 Jan 2022

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks during a parliamentary session before a confidence vote in Athens, Greece, January 30, 2022. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday won a confidence vote called by the main opposition over his government's handling of a snowstorm last week that stranded thousands of people on a motorway and drew public outrage.

The cold front that hit Greece on Jan. 24 blanketed the country in snow, from Athens to its islands. About 3,000 cars became trapped on the capital's main ring road for hours, with authorities having to call in the army to evacuate them.

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