The Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has won a confidence vote called by the main opposition over his government’s handling of a snowstorm last week that stranded thousands of people on a motorway and drew public outrage.

The conservative government, which has a comfortable majority in the 300-seat parliament, won with 156 votes, meeting the 151-vote threshold required.

A cold front that hit Greece on 24 January blanketed the country in snow, from Athens to its islands. About 3,000 cars became trapped on the capital’s main ring road for hours, and the authorities were forced to call in the army to evacuate them.

Source: The Guardian