Energy minister fares soundly in local MRB popularity poll

Energy Minister Panos Skourletis, who was appointed following the Syriza-led coalition’s re-election last September, was ranked the government’s sixth most popular minister by a sample of the electorate and second most popular minister by Syriza-party backers, the results of a new poll conducted by local research company MRB have shown.

On the contrary, the energy minister’s deputy, Yiannis Tsironis, fared poorly to rank close to the bottom, both among the electorate’s sample and voters who picked the Syriza party at last September’s elections.

Interestingly, finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos, who holds one of the government’s toughest portfolios amid the recession, ranked as the most popular minister, both among electrorate representatives and Syriza supporters.