Croatian PM survives no-confidence vote

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 6:30 PM
Croatian PM survives no-confidence vote

Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor has survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament, with the opposition blaming her for the nation's economic decline and corruption in the upper echelons of her party.

Parliament voted 79 to 62 in Kosor's support, 15 votes short of what was needed to oust her in the 151-seat chamber.

Kosor's conservative Croatian Democratic Union has a majority in parliament.

Zoran Milanovic, leader of the strongest opposition Social Democrats, called Kosor's government "a shame for Croatia."

Kosor says she is determined to carry out her reforms, including a program for economic recovery and the country's bid to join the European Union.