Greek government says will win confidence vote

Reuters

"We believe the government will once again win a vote of confidence in order to proceed with its plans," Angelos Tolkas told reporters while Prime Minister George Papandreou was chairing a cabinet meeting.

The Greek government faced possible collapse Tuesday as ruling party lawmakers demanded Papandreou resign for throwing the nation's euro membership into jeopardy with a shock call for a referendum.

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"We will not back down on anything we have to do to save the country," Tolkas said.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Writing by Ingrid Melander)