PM receives confidence from party leadership, says government crisis is over

Earlier on Saturday, the Prime Minister and acting head of the Social Democratic Party, Stanislav Gross, said that he considered the government crisis, triggered by the controversies surrounding his family's private finances, to be over. In a confidence vote on Saturday morning, the Prime Minister received the strong backing of the Social Democrat leadership in a move to put to rest a row over his personal finances that threatened to topple the government. In three weeks' time Prime Minister Gross will seek election as Social Democrat leader at the party's national congress.