Greece: elections, Tsipras gains more points in polls

Syriza-Nea Dimokratia gap grows. Alliances already discussed

23 January, 10:56

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, JANUARY 23 - Two days from a key vote in Greece, the gap between the two main contenders - radical left party Syriza led by Alexis Tsipras, and center-right Nea Dimokratia of Premier Antonis Samaras - has widened to 6%, according to a survey carried out by the Gpo polling institute on behalf of private television Megatv.

    According to the survey, Syriza would get 32.5% of the vote against the 26.5% of Nea Dimokratia. They are followed by To Potami (the river, center-left) with 5.8%, neo-Nazi party Chrysi Avgi' (Golden Dawn) with 5%, the Communist party of Greece with 5%, Pasok (Socialist) with 4.4%, Greek Independents with 3.4% and the Movement of Social Democrats (Kidiso) recently founded by ex Socialist premier Giorgos Papandreou with 3%.

    According to the poll, eight parties would get into the new Parliament though no one would obtain the majority necessary to form a cabinet. Asked who would be the best premier at the moment, 40.1% said Samaras while 38.2% said they preferred Alexis Tsipras.(ANSAmed).

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