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GRReporter readers prefer Spiros Latsis - Prime Minister

20 September 2011 / 19:09:16  GRReporter
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The results of GRReporter’s last poll are extremely interesting, if somewhat expected. They proved that the insecurity in people due to the Greek government inaction causes a strong sense of mistrust to politicians, which is constantly growing. The anger against them is the drive of most social protests in Athens. More Greeks believe that the economy is a complex matter for the players on the local political scene, and the conviction that only a government of technocrats could "fix it up" is gaining new supporters continuously.

The results from the poll in all three versions of the information portal GRReporter showed the same trend. Apparently, the Greek readers believe that a successful businessman would be far more effective than any politician, having awarded the well-known businessman and owner of Eurobank EFG Spiros Latsis with the highest percentage. In the Greek version of the site, he was preferred by 54 per cent of the readers, 42 per cent from the Bulgarian readers voted for him and 32 per cent from the English readers.

Mainly the readers of the English version supported the present Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou as 16 per cent of them voted in his favour. In the Bulgarian site, 13 per cent of the readers voted for him and the fewest votes are in the Greek version - 12 per cent.

The new Minister of Finance and long-standing rival for the leadership of PASOK Evangelos Venizelos proved the most inappropriate for the Prime Minister seat. According to GRReporter readers, the professor of constitutional law that has taken the Greek economy in the most critical moment is inappropriate to be Greece’s Prime Minister. Assuming that the English and Bulgarian readers are more generous with 7 and 5 per cent of the vote, only 2 per cent of the readers from Greece would like to see his dream of becoming prime minister coming true.

Despite the low ratings of George Papandreou, as if the opposition leader Antonis Samaras is not able to convince the people he is ready to govern. In his favour voted 14 per cent of the Bulgarian readers, 13 per cent of the English and only 9 per cent of the Greek readers.

An interesting fact is that the preferences for the leaders of the two main Greek parties are not significantly higher than for the only female candidate in the poll. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece Aleka Papariga was supported by 12 per cent of the Bulgarian readers, 10 per cent of English-speaking audience and 6 per cent of the Greeks.

The second big surprise in the poll results is the former Greek King Constantine, who lost his throne after a referendum held in 1974. Although he does not live in Greece since 1967, Greek readers gave him 17 per cent of their votes, which rank him second after Spiro Latsis. In the English version 23 per cent of the readers voted for him and 13 per cent in the Bulgarian one.

Thank you for your interest and we invite you to take part in our new poll and answer the question: What will happen in Greece until the end of 2011?


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