Nearly half of Spaniards think ETA ceasefire will not last

19th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

19 May 2006, MADRID — Nearly half of Spaniards do not believe the current ETA permanent ceasefire will deliver a lasting peace, a survey reveals.

19 May 2006

MADRID — Nearly half of Spaniards do not believe the current ETA permanent ceasefire will deliver a lasting peace, a survey reveals.

The poll, by the respected Centre for Sociological Investigation, found 49 percent of those questioned said they thought it was "unlikely" the current ceasefire would result in peace.

According to the poll, conducted between 24-30 April, over half of Spaniards were "sceptical" and "doubtful" about the Basque separatist organisation's announcement of a permanent ceasefire.

The truce was announced in March, amid genuine hopes that ETA will not revert to armed struggle.

The poll also found terrorism is the third main concern for most Spaniards, after unemployment and immigration.

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