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    Over Third of Germans in Favor of Grexit, Few Consider Option Possible

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    At least 39 percent of Germans prefer Greece to withdraw from the eurozone within the next six month, but only few think this option is possible, a poll revealed Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the YouGov survey, 37 percent of Germans do not support Greece's withdrawal from the united European currency area. In July, the number of respondents in favor of Greece's exit (Grexit) stood at 56 percent.

    Only 18 percent of respondents currently consider this option possible within the next six months.

    The YouGov survey concludes that Greece's exit from the eurozone does not play any important role in the eyes of many people, as the number of "I do not know/no answer" respondents have almost doubled.

    The Greek economy has been badly strained for several years amid the country’s multibillion debt accumulated after the 2008 world economic crisis.

    In August, Greece's international creditors, including the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and some eurozone nations, approved a third bailout package for debt-ridden Greece, worth about $94 billion, in exchange for additional reforms and austerity measures such as pension cuts and tax hikes.

    Greece's massive debt to its creditors have fueled speculation that the country might leave the eurozone.

    Germany is considered to be one of the biggest Greece's creditors.


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