The majority of Greeks appear to be pessimistic about the scenario of a clean slate when the next – and final – bailout program ends next summer, according to a recent poll conducted by MRB Hellas.
Despite the government’s rhetoric that the post-bailout era will result in Greece being able to stand alone financially, just one in six believe the possibility to be realistic. According to the poll, 66.3% believe that there will still be some conditions set by the Eurogroup while only 17% believe the government’s claim that this will not be the case.
There is also pessimism from Greeks when it comes to the possibility of international markets supporting the country after the program ends with just 25% believing that the markets will offer support.
Most telling is the figure of 76.5% of Greeks who want some dialogue with creditors to continue after the program ends, which mirrors the lack of trust voters have after decades of corrupt governments – all of which played their part in the debt crisis.