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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-12-12

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Opinion poll
  • [02] Seven trapped in cars due to adverse weather on Crete airlifted to safety 

  • [01] Opinion poll

    Ruling PASOK was leading over main opposition New Democracy (ND), despite a decline in the former's popularity, according to a 'political barometer' opinion poll conducted by Public Issue on behalf of Kathimerini newspaper and SKAI tv/radio station in December.

    The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) was up in popularity, as were the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) party and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) parliamentary alliance.

    With respect to electoral influence of the political parties, PASOK was leading with 39 percent against 30 percent for ND, followed by the KKE with 11 percent, LAOS and SYRIZA with 5.5 percent each, the Democratic Left and Democratic Alliance with 2.5 percent each, and the Ecologists-Greens with 2.0 percent.

    Prime minister George Papandreou remained the 'most suitable for premier' with 42 percent against 20 percent for ND leader Antonis Samaras.

    Six in ten of the respondents believe that neither of the two mainstream parties (PASOK and ND) is able to confront the country's problems, while 27 percent believe that a PASOK government and 7 percent believe that an ND government can tackle the problems.

    Eight in 10 respondents said they were dissatisfied with the way democracy was being served, while an equal proportion said they are night satisfied with their lives today.

    Further, all the political party leaders amassed more negative than positive opinions, with Papandreou having the fewest negative opinions.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [02] Seven trapped in cars due to adverse weather on Crete airlifted to safety

    Seven people who were trapped in their vehicles due to adverse weather in the Nidas plateau in Rethymno prefecture, on the island of Crete, earlier in the day were rescued Sunday afternoon after a search and rescue operation was mounted.

    The seven people, including four firefighters, were airlifted by an Airforce Super Puma all-weather helicopter to Iraklion.

    Two of the firefighters were airlifted in a first flight by the Super Puma, which had taken off earlier from the Elefsina military airport, near Athens.

    The remaining two firefighters and four civilians were airlifted in a second flight by the military helicopter.

    All seven are reported to be well in health.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


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