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Greek government left with slim majority


The backlash from the closing of Greek broadcaster ERT is continuing with the announcement that the smallest party in the country has quit the coalition government . This leaves Prime Minister Antonis Samaras with a slim majority in parliament.

Greeks have experienced frequent political changes in recent years and opinion is divided on the the closure of ERT. One Athens resident expressed her thoughts on the recent political move: “Our pensions have been reduced. I have very high medical expenses and life is difficult. The workers at ERT were receiving a lot of money and they said they weren’t receiving much. Why did they reduce our pensions and not their salaries? I don’t think they should fire them but the government should reduce their wages.”

The departure of the leftist party is a blow to the conservative led government, however Samaras has defiantly said he will continue to work towards getting the country out of the crisis.

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