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Majority of Germans still have faith in euro: poll

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(BERLIN) - Germans remain confident in the euro but just over a third would welcome a political party critical of the single currency being in parliament, according to a poll released Friday.

Some 76 percent believe the euro will weather the current crisis buffeting the 17-member eurozone and still be around in several years, it showed.

The same proportion think the euro is a good idea which was just badly implemented, the ARD survey showed.

The poll was conducted on Monday and Tuesday among 1,006 people.

While just over a third of those asked said Germany does not need the euro, 58 percent said they believed the government should do everything to save the single currency.

And 37 percent said they would find it good if a euro-critical party such as the recently established Alternative for Germany had seats in the Bundestag lower house of parliament, compared to 58 percent who disagreed.

Ahead of a September 22 national election, the small AFD party wants to ditch the euro and bring back the Deutschmark. It has called for an "orderly dissolution" of the eurozone.

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