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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.

Source: Al Jazeera