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GRReporter readers are anticipating Evangelos Venizelos’ failure as finance minister and special elections

18 July 2011 / 23:07:13  GRReporter
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It has not been even a month since the last rearrangement of the Greek government and the advisers of the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou anxiously began beating the bell that the lavish - both literally and figuratively - personality of the new finance minister and deputy chairman of the cabinet Evangelos Venizelos would replace him. Their concerns stem from the fact that the new "king" of the Greek economy fully represents the country not only in economic but also in other European bodies and is in the spotlight.

All recognize the ability of Evangelos Venizelos to implement the extremely hard economic measures in a more mild and moderate manner than his predecessor in the ministry, George Papakonstantinou. What remains to be established later is whether his economic policy would emerge Greece from the severe crisis.

According to the readers of GRReporter, the longtime party experience of the new finance minister would hardly help him stabilize the Greek economy. Only 11% of the readers of the Bulgarian version of the site answered positively the specific question and only 9% of the readers of the Greek site. Surprisingly, the highest – 18 – is the percentage of the readers of the English version.

Most voters believe that soon we would witness the blitz-failure of Evangelos Venizelos’ policy, which would lead to special elections in Greece. This development supported 41% of the respondents in the Bulgarian site and 42% in the English version, while in Greece they are 31%.

The largest number of voters in the Greek version of the site or 44% believes that the only thing Evangelos Venizelos would achieve is to make the representatives of the Troika nervous and they would give up Greece. In favour of this option voted 23% of the readers of the Bulgarian version and 15% of the readers of the English version.

Bulgarian readers are those who believe that the Greek government would be able to remain in power until the end of its mandate despite the continuous growth of taxes and the slowdown of reforms. They are 25% as opposed to 16% of the readers of the English and Greek versions.

Thank you for participating in the poll of GRReporter and here is our new question: What do you think of Greece’s lobbying for financial support?


Tags: SocietyPollEvangelos VenizelosMinister of FinanceReadersReformsTaxesEconomic policySpecial elections
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