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New Opinion Poll Shows Greek Elections Could Be Too Close to Call

An opinion poll conducted by the University of Macedonia for SKAI TV network between September 9 and September 11 added to the uncertainty of the September 20 Greek election results. SYRIZA leads the poll, having garnered 28.5% of the intended vote, while New...

Greek Elections: No Winner Comes Out of Party Leaders Debate

The television debate of Greece's political party leaders which was broadcasted on national channel ERT ended shortly after midnight on Thursday, with SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras admitting that his coalition government wasn’t able to implement part of the pledges...

Greek Elections: Political Leaders Debate was 3 Hours About Nothing

The much awaited debate between the leaders of the seven political parties was a three-hour long blame game full of empty slogans, repeated accusations, sarcastic remarks, hypocritical statements and blatant lies. The only thing missing was a political agenda, a...

Grexit: Popular Unity Leader Supports Greek Return to Drachma

With the September 20 Greek elections fast approaching, Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis gave a press conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Tuesday to discuss his exit from SYRIZA and his party's support for a national currency. Lafazanis noted that his...

Opinion Polls Foreshadow Close Race in Greek Elections

If opinion polls are any indication, the September 20 Greek elections will run down to the wire. In the January 2015 Greek elections, SYRIZA had collected 36.3% of the vote while New Democracy had 27.8%. A little over seven months...

Another Greek Poll Shows New Democracy Leading SYRIZA

In the lead-up to the September 20 elections in Greece, a new opinion poll showed New Democracy leading SYRIZA by 0.8%. According to the poll, which will be published on the Saturday edition of Greek newspaper "Parapolitka," New Democracy garnered 30.4% of the...

New Opinion Poll Shows Uncertainty of Greek Election Results

An opinion poll on Wednesday indicates an increasingly close race in Greece's upcoming parliamentary elections. New Democracy has shrunk the gap from SYRIZA to just 0.4% with the former garnering 22.6% of the intended vote against SYRIZA's 23%. In another poll on Friday,...

Opinion Poll Company Believes Next Greek Govt Could Include Three Parties

At least three parties will be needed to form a new Greek government, said the managing director of Greek polling company Alco, Costas Panagopoulos, in an interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Wednesday. "A government can be formed by the two top parties,...

Greek Elections: SYRIZA Keeps Bleeding as Party Youth Members Withdraw Support

Less than three weeks before Sunday, September 20, and SYRIZA numbers keep dropping in polls. The blows Alexis Tsipras is receiving keep coming from all directions, and they are really strong. On Monday, his speech writer Theodoros Kollias resigned stating...

Greek Elections: Konstantopoulou Intends to Run Independently and Cooperate with Popular Unity

Former Greek Parliament President Zoe Konstantopoulou announced during a press conference on Monday that she will run "independently" while cooperating with Panagiotis Lafazanis' Popular Unity in the September 20 Greek elections. "I will contribute, so that this mound will become a large front that...