Ayrault’s new French govt wins vote of confidence
Paris: Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s new left-wing government in France on Tuesday won a vote of confidence in the National Assembly.
A total 527 votes were cast in the 544-member Assembly Out of these, 302 were in favour of the government and 225 against.
Deputies of the Socialists, ecologist EELV and radical left voted for the government while the Left Front abstained. The Conservative UMP and the UDI or Union of Democrats and Independents voted against, reported a news agency.
Ayrault, in a brief speech, thanked MPs for "trusting the government".
"The government can`t move forward if it does not have the confidence of the majority: you have clearly expressed it. Now we have our roadmap and together we will succeed," he said.
(With Agency inputs)