Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s ruling party sank to the lowest level
this year after the government proposed a new property tax and cuts to pensions
and wages, according to a Public Issue poll.
Pasok party had 22.5 percent support, a drop of 5.5 percentage points from the
month before and down from 38.5 percent in January, the poll, conducted for
Kathimerini newspaper and SKAI TV,
ATHENS — In a sun-drenched room at the foundation here that is named for his father, Nick Papandreou pondered the task confronting his older brother, George: dismantling the Greek welfare state largely erected by their father, Andreas Papandreou.
\ “This is his moment,” Nick Papandreou, a 54-year-old Princeton-educated economist, said of George,Greece’s current prime minister. “Although it does happen to come at the worst time in Greek history.”