Speaking spoke before all prominent party members, the Prime Minister sent messages of unity, promising brighter days to the Greeks and expressing once again his strong belief that the harsh austerity times are over. As usually, he attacked the opposition party, and personally, the SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, accusing him for serving false promises to the Greek people. But this time, he insisted on asking SYRIZA votes to support his government, even after the Presidential March elections , where the government needs 180 votes of the 300 Greek MPs
History shows that the vote for confidence in Greece is the last line of defense for an unpopular government, a greekrepoter article recently wrote.
In November 4, 2011, the ex Prime Minister George Papandreou had asked the Greek parliament for confidence vote. He got 153 votes in favor and 145 against.
Two days later, he was forced to resign.