Wednesday 13 December 2017

Pro-bailout side in lead

GREECE'S conservative New Democracy party has regained an opinion poll lead that would allow the formation of a pro-bailout government committed to keeping the country in the eurozone, new surveys showed yesterday.

Five polls in the press showed New Democracy with a lead of between 0.5 and 5.7 points over the anti-bailout leftist Syriza party -- though analysts said the race was still too close to call.

According to the polls, New Democracy would get between 25.6 per cent and 27.7 per cent of the vote if the election was held today, while Syriza's support was between 20.1 and 26 per cent.

On these figures, New Democracy and the next-biggest pro-bailout party, Pasok, would together win a parliamentary majority.

Sunday Independent

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