Results showed there were 153 votes in favor of Papandreou, with 145 against.
Mr. Papandreou called for the vote of confidence after announcing the upcoming October 31 for a referendum on the bailout of the country developed by the EU and the IMF, the idea that embarrassed European officials and global stock markets plunged. Last Thursday, the Prime Minister has given up the idea of holding the referendum.
Saturday before the election, the Prime Minister has asked the parliamentary vote of confidence and the formation of a transitional coalition government to save the country from bankruptcy and keep in the euro area. However he did not say if he intended to resign or if he wanted to lead the coalition.