ATHENS - An overwhelming majority of Greeks believe a coalition government, like the one formed on Friday, gives them the best chance of fighting an economic crisis, a poll published on Saturday showed.
A total of 68 percent of Greeks were in favor of a unity government like that headed by former European Central Bank vice president Lucas Papademos versus 13 percent who favor a single party in power, according to the survey by pollsters MRB, published in newspaper Realnews.
Seventy five percent of respondents gave a posItive rating to Papademos, who has a short-term mandate to start turning around an economy in its fourth year of recession.
Many have expressed relief that the new government, tasked with pushing through a 130 billion-euro bailout Greece needs to avoid immediate bankruptcy, will be headed by an internationally-recognized technocrat.
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