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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-06-13
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Polls Show Crisis in Political SystemSunday, 13 June 2010 16:13
A survey conducted by Public Issue for newspaper "Kathimerini" indictes that Greek people see crisis in the political system. Of respondents 85% do not believe that responsibilities will be attributed in the cases Inquiry Committees are looking into, while the majority say there is big corruption in the country maintaining K. Karamanlis governments bear the largest part of responsibilities. The polls also indicates that George Papandreou is the best political leader to combat corruption although 61% think that the present political system can not combat corruption.
Majority of Greek People Do Not Trust Governments
In a sample of 498 respondents nationwide, 52% never or almost never trust Greek governments while 4 in 10 respondents trust them occasionally.Furthermore the overwhelming majority(89%) believe that governments serve big interests. In reference to management of taxpayers money 8 in 10 people believe it is wasted.
Regarding corruption, 65% of respondents say it is too big, 27% rather big with "politicians topping the black list of corrupted" and followed by doctors. Of respondents 53% do not trust the two large parties in the combat of corruption while 85% maintain that there will not be attribution of responsibilities in the cases investigated by the Inquiry Committees. George Papandreou is more able to combat corruption say 41% of those questioned, Antonis samaras say 10%, neither one say 40%. Furthermore, 61% believe that the present political system is unable to combat corruption.
In another survey conducted by Pulse RC for newspaper "Typos tis Kyriakis", respondents believe that the government has failed in four critical fields economy, combat of corruption, growth and foreign policy.
Specifically, in a sample of 1.095 respondents ( including PASOK supporters) 70% rate bad to very bad the government's performance in the field of development and 20% average. In the field of economy 85% rate it very bad, combat of corruption 48% bad to very bad, and foreign policy issues 42% bad to very bad.
Source: NET 105.8, ANA-ĚPA News item: 37602