SKOPJE, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Macedonian government survived a no-confidence vote in the parliament early on Saturday after 12 hours of opposition attacks on its poor management of the economy and inter-ethnic relations.
The government led by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski received 68 votes of support in the 123-seat parliament, while 42 lawmakers voted against it.
The Socialists-led opposition filed a motion of no confidence against the government, accusing it of being ineffective in managing the economy and inter-ethnic relations.
Macedonia announced in September that its economy had slipped into recession after two consecutive quarters of negative growth in the western Balkan country.
This is the second vote of no-confidence against Gruevski's government. The first one occurred in 2007. Gruevski has been prime minister since 2006.