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Unsuccessful negotiations bode early elections

16 November 2015 / 17:11:38  GRReporter
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Once again negotiations between Greece and its creditors have stalled, as both sides cannot agree on key issues such as the fate of non-performing loans and real estate mortgages. Athens has received a 24-hour delay until tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 November, when the Euroworking Group in Brussels has to decide whether Greece will receive the long-awaited tranche of 2 billion euro and when.

On this occasion our question was, "Negotiations with creditors have stalled. When do you think the government of Alexis Tsipras will fall?"

The voting on the Bulgarian page of GRReporter, although spread among the various responses, clearly shows that our readers' confidence in the government of SYRIZA is declining. On the other hand, one third of readers or 33% of respondents express support for the government of Alexis Tsipras. They are of the opinion that the government is stable and it will not fall soon. 30% of readers forecast that the government will fall by the summer of 2016, the reason for this being the rapid pace at which it is ruining Greece's economy. According to 19% of readers, the government will fall by the end of the year. About 14% of respondents believe that political scandals will tear the ruling coalition from within and that there will be a new government in 2016. Only 4% expect the government to fall at any moment, under pressure of the refugee problem and the sharp social responses that it will provoke.

Although the overall distribution of readers' votes is roughly the same, it is quite different on the English-language page compared to that on the Bulgarian page. 48% stand behind the idea that at the beginning of next summer we will witness a change in the government of Greece, because of the fast pace at which the SYRIZA government is ruining the country's economy. 26% express their support for Prime Minister Tsipras and his government. 17% expect the political status quo to change by the end of the year. Each of the following options share 4%: one is that the refugee problem will cause the fall of the government at any moment and the other that the scandals inside the coalition will destroy the government and we will witness new elections by the end of 2016.

The highest percentage of readers' votes that expresses dissatisfaction with the government of Tsipras is on the Greek page of our website. 50% of respondents share the view that the government is ruining the economy of the country at such a rapid pace that there will be early elections in Greece by next summer. Only a quarter of readers or 25% express support for the SYRIZA government. The two options that rank third in popularity share 10% of the votes each, namely that the government will fall by year-end and that the political scandals inside will destroy the ruling coalition. Only 5% expect the government to fall because of the refugee problem and the sharp social responses that it will provoke.

The topic of the refugee crisis in Europe is already painted in dark colours following the tragic events in Paris. The problem with the refugee influx to Europe is to develop and unfold, increasingly opposing the opinions and views of ordinary people. In this respect, our most recent poll asks, "Should the refugee flood be associated with Islamic terrorism?" We are looking forward to your opinions.


Tags: PollResultsResignationTsiprasNegotiationsSYRIZA
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