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French government survives no-confidence vote

In a further sign of rising opposition, a group of rebel deputies refused to vote the reform and had sought to submit its own no-confidence motion to oust the government.

Far-right leads polls heading into French vote

France holds local elections on Sunday that are likely to see big losses for the ruling Socialists, following a campaign dominated by the far-right National Front.

Portuguese Parliament votes against gay couples adopting

Portugal`s parliament on Thursday rejected draft laws to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favour by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.

Leftists lead French Parliamentary vote

Hollande needs Leftists to take control of lower house of Parl, currently dominated by conservatives, to carry out his plans to redirect economy.

Socialists using Gaddafi as distraction: Sarkozy

Sarkozy has repeatedly denied receiving any money from the former Libyan leader Gaddafi.

Spain`s right heads for crushing election win

Opinion polls show the People`s Party, led by Mariano Rajoy, has an unassailable lead over the ruling Socialists.

Spain`s Socialists suffer local election thumping

Support for the government collapsed in the face of the beleaguered economy.

Socialists to quit Japan coalition over US bases

The decision of Social Democratic Party will put pressure on the PM.

Tens of thousands protest against Albanian government

Tens of thousands people rallied on Friday in front of the Albanian government building in Tirana, backing calls by the opposition Socialists for a recount of ballots from last year`s elections.

Main opposition Socialists win Greek elections

Greece`s Socialists under the leadership of George Papandreou won elections on Sunday after voters expressed their discontent over the conservative government`s handling of the economic crisis and corruption.

Portugal`s Socialists re-elected to second term

Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates` Socialists were re-elected for a second term on Sunday but without the absolute parliamentary majority they currently enjoy, sparking fears of instability.