January 4, 2017 / 4:04 PM / 2 years ago

Romania's leftist government of PM Grindeanu wins vote of confidence

Romania's newly sworn-in government members pose for a group photo together with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis (C) in Bucharest, Romania, January 4, 2017. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/via REUTERS

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s Social Democrat-led government of leftist Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu won a vote of confidence by a comfortable margin in parliament on Wednesday, marking the grouping’s return to power after a one-year break.

The new cabinet which has outright majority in the legislature won 295 to 133, parliament’s ballot count data showed.

Reporting by Radu Marinas and Luiza Ilie; Editing by Alison Williams

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