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Greece needs reforms not elections, believe the readers of GRReporter

30 March 2012 / 17:03:50  GRReporter
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Who will take the helm of power of the rocked ship called Greece is a serious issue of concern not only for the citizens in the country but also for the foreign partners of the Mediterranean people. At the end of last year, Europe pledged to pour a new large amount into the small European economy in order to prevent the domino effect of financial collapse in the euro area. Unfortunately, the Greek government did not demonstrate adequate ability to handle the challenges of today's crisis. Between inconclusive reforms and measures of dubious effect, the political system of Greece concluded that the only way to achieve any public balance in the process of economic realignment would be to hold early parliamentary elections. Therefore, GRReporter asked its readers, "What do you expect from the elections in Greece?" and the responses could be defined as positive.

"Greece needs reforms not elections" is the unanimous opinion the readers expressed in our poll. It is shared by 40% of the Bulgarian readers, 34% of the English-speaking audience and 37% of the visitors of the Greek version. The supervisory Troika of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission supported this statement in full until the situation in Greece became uncontrollable in late 2011. Then, the complete failure of the government of George Papandreou led the country to a step away from bankruptcy and it was clear that nothing could continue as before.

The idea that the political system should give a new vision for the development of the country appears to be almost utopian for a large percentage of our readers. On the subject of elections, they prefer the option, "It does not matter which party wins, the current political system is unable to cope." This is the opinion of one-third of the Bulgarian readers of GRReporter and of 36% and 27% of the English and Greek versions respectively. "The next Parliament will be very fragmented and it will be quite difficult to form a governing coalition" is a fact that is evident from all polls on the outcome of the coming elections. A fifth of all our readers preferred this response.

The uncertainty resulting from the absence of a remarkable party, which can take over the power, troubles the lenders of the country and its citizens. This concern is reflected in the low vote of the assumption: "Circumstances will force the two major parties to share power." Almost nobody believes that PASOK and New Democracy can cooperate for the sake of a better future of Greece. Therefore, this response was preferred by only 7% of our Bulgarian readers, 6% of the readers of the English version and 8% of the Greek readers. Last in our poll is the most optimistic scenario for the outcome of the early elections in Greece. "According to all polls New Democracy will win the elections and it will be able to take the country out of the crisis" - a few people believe in this story, the most trusting in the power of the blue party being our Greek readers. 10% of them believe that New Democracy can be the life-giving force that will transform the country. However, only 4% of the English readers of GRReporter and 3% of the Bulgarians are of this opinion.

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