Greece Referendum: First Polls Show Greeks Favor Agreement



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Although Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks to not approve the creditor’s bailout agreement terms, the first polls in Greece find that most Greeks favor the deal even if it includes a new memorandum.

In a poll conducted by Alco for the Greek newspaper ‘Proto Thema’, 57% of the participants said they would vote yes in the upcoming referendum, favoring a deal.

Another poll conducted by Kapa Research for ‘To Vima’ found that 47% of the population will vote yes approving the agreement, while 33% will vote ‘NO.’

According to the referendum, voters will be asked to respond to the following question:
“Greek people are hereby asked to decide whether they accept a draft agreement document submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, at the Eurogroup meeting held on June 25.”

Those citizens who reject the institutions’ proposal will vote, “Not Approved / NO”, while those citizens who accept the institutions’ proposal will vote, “Approved / YES”, according to the cabinet proposal.

The referendum will take place in voting booths through secret ballot in a similar manner to general elections. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on July 5 while the results will be announced the following day.