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Singular Logic projects nine percentage point lead for ND over SYRIZA

The Singular Logic company which for many years has administered the vote count on behalf of the Interior Ministry has projected a nine percentage point lead ( with a margin of error of 0.5 percentage points) of main opposition New Democracy over ruling SYRIΖΑ in today's European Parliament election.

Arsonists target ATMs, offices of conservative New Democracy

Unidentified arsonists used homemade explosive devices to cause damage to bank ATMs and offices of conservative New Democracy in different parts of greater Athens late on Sunday and early on Monday.

The offices of ND in Nea Ionia and Alimos were targeted while three ATMs were destroyed in Glyfada and one in Zografou.

Attica regional governor election ad sparks controversy

A political ad by SYRIZA's Rena Dourou, who is running for re-election as Attica regional governor, sparked a public outcry as it showed her speaking against a backdrop of images from the devastating wildfires in eastern Attica that led to the deaths of more than 100 people.

Dourou has come under fire since the tragedy, as it happened under her watch as regional governor.

Political tensions on rise

Political tensions are expected to gradually peak over the next two weeks in the countdown to local authority and European Parliament elections as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras seeks to wring maximum gain from the relief measures he heralded last week and conservative leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis stresses the government's shortfalls.

Politics and projections

SYRIZA keeps looking for ways to transfer its political dispute with New Democracy abroad. One wonders whether the prime minister and his aides have so little faith in their own positions that they seek confirmation elsewhere, or whether the long-term distortion of reality has evolved from a political trick into a disease, where the afflicted see only what they want to see.

MPs to cast final vote on constitutional amendments

Greek lawmakers are to debate and vote on a constitutional review on Thursday, where interest will be focused on an amendment that would delink the failure to elect the country's president with an enhanced majority to the dissolution of Parliament.
The debate at the plenary session will begin at 10 a.m. and will be completed tonight with a roll-call vote.