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Three in Four Greeks Say SYRIZA Regime Disaster for Country

November 21, 2018

ATHENS – With critics saying he’s spinning like a top trying to stay in power after repeatedly reneging on anti-austerity promises, the public isn’t buying Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras’ act with a survey showing 74 percent of Greeks believe life is worsening under him.

While Tsipras said he’s brought the country to recovery after an 8 1/2-year-long economic and auserity crisis – without mentioning his broken promises not to allow more brutal conditions on workers, pensioners and the poor – only 17 percent of people in a November poll by the firm Public Issue said the country is going in the right direction.

Even worse, 84 percent said they are displeased with the government specifically, which includes the pro-austerity, marginal, jingoistic Independent Greeks (ANEL) of Defense Minister Panos Kammenos who have slid to about 1 percent support, far below the 3 percent threshold needed to get into Parliament in the next elections, which must be held by October, 2019.

But it didn’t translate into good news for the major opposition New Democracy which has taken big leads in surveys as 76 percent of those surveyed said they aren’t happy with the Conservatives either, showing the level of displeasure with the major parties.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, by a 43-25 percent margin, was considered a better choice for Prime Minister than Tsipras who has been frantically trying to find ways to buy favore with a disenchanted electorate.

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