Greek civil servants protest against austerity measures ends, more to follow (2)

09:28, April 28, 2010      

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ADEDY and the similar umbrella union of private sector employees GSEE decided on Tuesday afternoon to hold a new 24-hour general strike on May 5, as public transport workers ended a 6- hour work stoppage that caused a traffic chaos in Athens all day.

The wide majority of Greek citizens, 60.9 percent, rejected the resort of Greece to the EU-IMF safety net, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

A 70.2 percent of the 1,400 people asked in the survey conducted for MEGA television channel viewed particularly negative the implication of IMF in the mechanism. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is still considered the most capable leader at the moment by 45.5 percent in comparison with a 26 percent Antonis Samaras, the head of the main opposition party received.

Asked who is to be blamed for the current situation in Greece, 54.3 percent of Greek citizens answered that all previous governments of the now ruling socialist PASOK party, as well as the center-Right New Democracy party bear responsibility.

Source:Xinhua
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