Nationwide Survey on Political Developments in Greece
Survey and Analysis of Results
Analysis by John D. Papadopoulos and Mario Schmidt
A. Political Developments
The election of K. Mitsotakis in the leaderhsip of New Democracy party a couple of weeks ago did not create the expected results. It did not bring a new wave of support nor a strengthening of its electoral basis. In voting intention the party gathers very low support, despite the stunning messages and reports from many media outlets both in Greece and aborad, especially after the election of Mr Mitsotakis.
Similar is the situation in the social democratic political spectrum, represented in Greece by PASOK. While the party retains its performance around 4%, there is nothing to show that new endeavors for the creation of a bigger coalition party will yield results. An outstanding 66% believes that there is no such prospect.
On the issues that might affect function and performance of the political system, lack of political ideas and proposals, lack of trust over the political system/establishment, and lack of cooperation between political leaders are considered as the most stricking ones. The bailout deal gathers 52% negative views, which has also need to be taken into account, but it seems that people perceive the persistent financial crisis, also, as part of the deep structural and political crisis in the country.
As of the developments on the economic field, more than 1/2 is not certain whether there is an alternative economic proposal that could overcome (and convince) the one implemented by the government. 70% believes that economic conditions would not be better should Greece has its own currency, whereas more than 1/3 is not certain if Greece achieves to exit the crisis by 2018.
B. Government Policy - 3rd Bailout Deal
January 22, 2016