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First "political barometer" of the year

Δημοσίευση 15 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 12:35 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
First "political barometer" of the year
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Greek public opinion is worried of tension and social unrest in the coming months, and sees the country's international position as weakening, according the results of the first 'barometer' in 2011, conducted by the Public Issue polling agency on behalf of SKAI private tv/radio station.

Greek public opinion is worried of tension and social unrest in the coming months, and sees the country's international position as weakening, according the results of the first 'barometer' in 2011, conducted by the Public Issue polling agency on behalf of SKAI private tv/radio station.

More specifically, 67 percent of the respondents felt that the country's international clout is weaker, while 84 percent anticipated a wave of strikes and other worker mobilisations.

To another question, just 20 percent of the respondents said they are satisfied with the government's work, while 9 percent expressed satisfaction with the opposition.

Despite a substantial decline in popularity, ruling PASOK still leads with 38.5 percent, against main opposition New Democracy (ND) with 30.5 percent, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) with 10.5 percent, the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) party with 5.5 percent and the

Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA parliamentary alliance) with 6.0 percent, while the non-parliamentary parties followed with the Ecologists-Greens with 2.5 percent, the Democratic Left with 2.0 percent, and the newly-formed Democratic Alliance also with 2.0 percent.

As to who is the most qualified for prime minister, premier George Papandreou was selected by 41 percent of the respondents, followed by ND leader Antonis Samaras with 19 percent, while 37 percent opted for "no one".