Official projections in Greece's election show the conservative New Democracy party coming in first. The pro-bailout party could have enough support to form a pro-bailout coalition with Pasok to keep the country in the euro zone.
Greece’s radical former prime minister Alexis Tsipras will ask voters for a “second chance” tomorrow as a disillusioned Greek electorate heads to the polls for the third time in nine months.
Just two months after Tsipras and his Left-wing Syriza party were forced to capitulate humiliatingly to Greece’s eurozone creditors, the 41-year-old finds himself neck-and-neck in the polls with the conservative New Democracy party.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The radical left Syriza party of former prime minister Alexis Tsipras is pulling ahead of the conservative main opposition party in the run-up to Greece's snap general election on Sept. 20, according to an opinion poll published Friday.The poll conducted for the left-leaning Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper showed Syriza at 28.5 percent compared to 23.5 percent for the center-right New Democracy party. Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn was in third place with 6.5 percent, while 17.5 percent of respondents were undecided or would not answer.
Athens (AFP) - Greece votes Sunday in a snap general election that could bring the radical left Syriza party to power and pose the most severe challenge yet to austerity policies in struggling eurozone countries.
Three months ago, when Greece held a dramatic referendum on the conditions of the country’s third bailout program, the world couldn’t get enough. Whether right or wrong, investors had come to believe that the fate of the financial universe hinged on the outcome of Greece’s fraught negotiations with creditors and despite the fact that the financial fallout from a potential Grexit had long since been thrust onto the shoulders of EMU taxpayers and away from the private sector, the market came to believe that a black swan event was just around the corner.
No one knows who will form the government in Alberta on Wednesday. Pollsters have staked their reputations on an NDP majority government — and, indeed, it’s hard to imagine the Progressive Conservatives winning after running such a disastrous campaign. After 43 years in government, one would imagine they could demonstrate more organizational aplomb than a pen of sad puppies begging for adoption. Regardless, the stage is set for sunset for Canada’s longest-serving government. Few thought they could fail so hard, or so fast.
Greek elections are set for June 17th following the impasse of the last election where no majority government formed.
The "Destroy Greece to Save the Euro" clowns led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel are out in force hoping to turn the vote into a direct referendum on the Euro. The election is of course a direct referendum on the Euro, but Greek citizens are under three Fantasyland ideas.
Three Fantasyland Ideas
Preliminary exit polls are not good for the pro-austerity, keep Greece in the Eurozone at any cost coalition as 3 parties vie for top post
An exit poll commissioned by Greek media shows three parties are vying for the top spot in the country's critical parliamentary elections, with no definitive front-runner and none gaining enough votes to form a government.