The government of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, embroiled in a corruption scandal, comfortably survived a censure motion Tuesday in Parliament.

The vote was 155 in the government's favor and 123 against. There were 22 abstentions in the 300-member Parliament, including three from Papandreou's ruling Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK).The censure motion, tabled Saturday by New Democracy Party chief Constantine Mitsotakis, came in the wake of repeated calls by the opposition for the government to resign.