Post-election faith runs low

Just two weeks after the results of the European Parliament election saw PASOK beat New Democracy for the first time at the polls in almost a decade, almost half of Greeks believe that neither would make a good government. A Public Issue opinion poll published yesterday indicated that 27 percent of respondents believe the Socialists would serve Greece best, 24 percent think the conservatives would be a better option and 45 percent have no faith in either party. The poll shows a clear rise in the standing of the right-wing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) and a greater interest in the issues it focuses on. Three in 10 voters now think that LAOS is the best opposition party, despite its continuous offers to form a coalition with ND. Also, the issue of immigration, which hardly registered last month, now ranks as the third most significant in voters’ minds after the economy and unemployment.