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Frustration of ordinary Greeks


One of the banners hanging up at central Athen’s Syntagma square proudly calls for a revolution.

But the uprising will have to wait for now and ordinary Greeks may need to settle for just a cabinet reshuffle.

There’s a more muted reaction on the streets of the Greek capital today following Wednesday’s riots and Prime Minister George Papandreou’s decision to seek a confidence vote,

One woman told Euronews she was disillusioned with all the political manouvering. “It’s not about whether this one or that one ends up as minister. We want to see someone come up with a realistic way of dealing with our problems,” she said.

Pensioner Giorgos Liossis would prefer elections to be called. He told euronews “it probably won’t happen but there is no other solution. Papandreou doesnt have the power to just do whatever he wants.”

With the looming threat of a debt default, Greeks will have to get used to additional tax rises and further spending cuts.

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