Protests against austerity measures continue as government tries to deal with debt crisis.
|The economic situation in Greece continues to look grim as the government gets set to usher in controversial austerity measures. |
Weeks of protests continued into Saturday against the cuts proposed by George Papandreou, the prime minister, to deal with the country's increasing debt.
Papandreou will open a three-day parliament debate that will end on Tuesday with a vote of confidence.
"It's now looking increasingly possible at least that the prime minister will win a confidence vote in parliament early next week," Al Jazeera’s Tim Friend reported from Athens.
"That would mean that he would stand at least a good chance at pushing through those austerity measures."
He also spoke with a family in Athens to see how they are coping with the current hardships.