Greece crisis: poll shows voters will say 'no' to the troika's terms – but gap is narrowing

The Greek prime minister has put in place capital controls to restrict the movement of cash in Greece and stop the banks from collapsing

Hazel Sheffield
Wednesday 01 July 2015 15:26
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People stand in a queue to use an ATM outside a closed bank in Athens
People stand in a queue to use an ATM outside a closed bank in Athens

Most Greeks will still vote 'no' to the bailout terms proposed by the troika, though public opinion warmed towards the proposals after the banks closed earlier this week, according to a poll.

A poll conducted by the ProRata institute and published in the Efimerida ton Syntatkton newspaper showed that before the banks closed 57 per cent of people would vote 'no' to reject the troika’s proposals, but after the banks closed this dropped to 46 per cent.

Efsyn has also reported that some workers in Athens were been pushed into attending a 'Yes' rally by their employers on Tuesday night. The newspaper cited a labour minister who had received complaints.

Alexis Tspiras, the Greek prime minister, has put in place capital controls to restrict the movement of cash in Greece and stop the banks from collapsing.

Greeks are still able to withdraw a maximum of €60 a day and officials say there is no limit on the amount that can be withdrawn by foreign accounts. People can also still pay their bills online.

Greece failed to pay a €1.6 billion loan to the IMF on Monday, making it the first developed country ever to default.

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