Greek legislative election

The race to the finish: Greece’s top two parties over the decades

The electoral spread between the two top parties is near record level, especially If the opinion polls - which are reminiscent of older elections when two-party predominance was so great that the country was divided into blue (ND) and green (Pasok) cafes - are confirmed.

Back in 1974, New Democracy won the general election by a 20 percentage point spread over Pasok.

New European summit puts Greek politicians' TV debate on back burner

A decision by European leaders to meet on June 30 after failing on Thursday to agree on who should inherit the bloc's top jobs is threatening to derail plans for a television debate in Greece between the main politicians who will be battling for the top job in Athens on July 7.

PM and political rivals take their arguments to Brussels

Europe's progressive forces have a responsibility to prevent the election of German politician Manfred Weber, the lead candidate of the European People's Party (EPP) for the position of president of the European Commission, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told a meeting of the Party of European Socialists (PES) in Brussels on Thursday. 

SYRIZA trailing ND by 14.5 points, poll shows

SYRIZA is trailing New Democracy by 14.5 percentage points, according to a new survey carried out by Public Issue which was released Wednesday.

According to the survey, which was carried out from 1 to 14 February, 39 percent of respondents said they would vote for the conservative opposition compared to 24.5 percent for the incumbent leftists.

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