Romanian government survives no-confidence vote by lawmakers

Romania's government has survived a no-confidence vote by lawmakers, as opposition parties did not gather enough support in parliament for the motion to oust Prime Minister Viorica Dancila

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's government has survived a no-confidence vote by lawmakers, as opposition parties did not gather enough support in parliament for their motion to oust Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.

The opposition needed votes from more than half of all 465 lawmakers to pass the no-confidence motion.

It was the third time Dancila's government, which also includes the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, has survived such a challenge.