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Slight advantage for 'Yes' vote

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Athens, July 3: A new poll ahead of the bailout referendum to be held in Greece on Sunday indicated a slight advantage to a “Yes” vote, Efe news agency reported. An estimated 44.8 percent of Greeks said “yes” to the proposals presented by European creditor institutions regarding Greece’s fiscal reform policies, compared with 43.3 percent who rejected them, according to a survey conducted by the Alco opinion poll institute for Ethnos newspaper. The undecided vote was estimated at 11.8 percent.

Meanwhile, an overwhelming 74 percent of citizens said they want Greece to stay in the eurozone, compared to 15 percent who preferred a return to the drachma. A total of 61 percent of voters believed that a “No” vote in the referendum would increase the risk of leaving the eurozone, while 30 percent disagreed, and nine percent did not know or did not answer.

Filly, 51 percent of respondents said that if a “No” vote wins out, creditors would accommodate the decision accordingly, while 30 percent were not as optimistic. (IANS)

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