Two days before Sunday’s crucial referendum in Greece, and the “Yes” and “No” camps are divided right in the middle, as latest opinion polls show.
So far, “Yes” supporters have a slight edge over those who say “No” in the critical vote that will determine Greece’s future in the Eurozone. According to the latest poll, 44.8% of Greeks are for Europe while 43.4% show their disagreement with European policies. The undecided represent 11.8% of participants, while the error margin is 3.1%.
The “No” vote is backed by the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government and Golden Dawn, while opposition parties New Democracy, PASOK and “To Potami” support the “Yes” vote.
The survey found that approximately 74% of Greeks want to stay in the euro currency, while only 15% want to return to a national currency and 11% are undecided. Also, 61% believe that a “No” vote could put Greece’s place in the Eurozone in danger.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to vote “No” and reject the “humiliating” terms offered last week by international creditors in a deal that is no longer on the table, and accused them of “blackmail” by withholding liquidity to Greek banks.
The government is promising Greek people that if they vote “No” in the referendum, Athens can reach an agreement with creditors within 48 hours.
The “Yes” camp, on the other hand, is warning Greek citizens that a “No” vote means Greece does not want to be part of the Eurozone family and would give the leftist government the opportunity to push the country to the drachma and out of the European Union.
The Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, is to decide if the referendum is constitutional at a Friday hearing. The Council of Europe, a pan-European democracy and human rights watchdog, has said the vote does not meet its minimum standards.