Greek legislative election

Conservatives lead in Greek poll with 9.5 percent

New Democracy maintains a 9.5 percent lead over ruling SYRIZA, according to a new poll of voter intentions, conducted by the Pulse company on behalf of Skai TV and published on Thursday.

More specifically, 31.5 percent of those polled said they would vote for the conservatives against 22 percent for SYRIZA.

Latest poll: ND leads SYRIZA by 13%

Major opposition party New Democracy (ND) holds a 13% point lead over ruling leftist party SYRIZA in the latest poll conducted by the University of Macedonia (PAMAK). The results aired on Skai TV’s Monday night main news bulletin, showed that 30.5% of those asked preferred ND, compared to 17.5% who said they liked SYRIZA.

The upcoming show in Thessaloniki

As is customary in Greece, the first "big" political event after the summer lull is the opening of the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) at the beginning of September.

This year's TIF is just three weeks away and the government is already preparing for it. It is getting ready to put on a grand public relations display worthy of its traditions and skills.