Socialism in Greece

Divorced from reality

Three weeks have passed since the election on May 21, in which the SYRIZA leftists suffered a crushing defeat. They believed they would emerge victorious but ended up with only half the share that New Democracy got. However, even to this day, it appears that they still haven't grasped why 600,000 citizens who had voted for them in 2019 turned their backs on them.

Poll gives ND 21.7-point lead

With the election looming, conservative New Democracy has a 21.7-percentage point lead over main opposition SYRIZA, according to a poll of voter intentions based on expected valid votes conducted by Alco on behalf of Alpha TV and presented on Monday evening.

Mitsotakis counting on a strong majority in upcoming elections

Tom Ellis, the editor in chief of Kathimerini's English Edition, joins Thanos with the latest analysis from Athens ahead of this second round of elections on June 25th, as we look into the latest polls, the likelihood that Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be able to form a single-party government, and what the opposition will look like as PASOK and SYRIZA battle for dominance of Greece's center left.

Focus shifts to specifics of party programs

Following the results of the May 21 polls, where New Democracy party secured a resounding victory, the election period leading up to the second ballot is focusing on the individual parameters of the party programs.

Party staffs, meanwhile, are on the lookout for misstatements, verbal exaggerations or signs of ignorance from their political opponents.