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The first round of local elections in Greece is tomorrow

17 May 2014 / 14:05:53  GRReporter
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A week before the European elections, a study shows the likely scenarios for the day after the elections.

The survey carried out by PRO RATA shows that citizens do not believe that anything will change in the political system, and 59.2% of them claim that the situation will remain the same, while 46.6% believe that the results will bring changes in the leadership of parties.

Citizens prefer parties to remain true to their values and ideology, instead of doing anything in order to win at all costs. 10.6% believe that winning is important versus 85.4%, who are of the opposite opinion.

Our citizens think that there will be parliamentary elections

When asked about the likelihood that the election results will change the political scene, 59.2% of respondents believed that it was impossible, and 34% said that it was highly likely.

Supporters of SYRIZA believe that there will be changes in the political arena: 49% of them consider it likely, but even here the majority responded with "impossible / unlikely."

Answers on the question whether the European elections will lead to changes in the party leadership are divided - 53.4% consider it unlikely, and 46.6% believe that such a development is highly likely.

What failures can New Democracy expect?

38.6% of those polled believe that a failure for New Democracy will be if the party loses against SYRIZA with a difference greater than 3%, while according to 26.5%, a failure will be if they lose the elections. Furthermore, 20% believe that a failure will include the serious reduction of their rates in comparison to the parliamentary elections in 2012.

Regarding what will happen in the party in the case of a loss, 23.1% believe that the stability of the government will be threatened, 19.5% believe that the party will move to the centre and seek allies in the centre-left, 19.1% believe that nothing will happen, according to 10.8%, the party leadership will be in danger, and 8.3% responded that the party will turn right and look for allies in the far right.

What will SYRIZA’s next day be like?

The majority of citizens who voted for SYRIZA in the past elections believe that the victory of the party in the European elections is secure and that the difference compared to New Democracy will determine the future of the party.

One in three expects victory with a difference greater than 3%.

40% believe that in case of failure the party will move further to the left and to more radical ideas, something which is inconsistent with the view that a party which is able to govern should act more moderately.

According to voters for SYRIZA, a change of the party leadership is less likely. Overall, optimism about drastic changes in the electoral arena is greater within the party.

PASOK is divided; it sees a change in the leadership

45.8% of voters believe that the likelihood of a reduction of rates compared to the 2012 elections will be a failure for "Elia".

35.4% consider that if only one MEP is elected, that will be a failure for "Elia".

As for the development of things after a possible failure, 29.6% believe that the leadership will change, 22.1% believe that a new party will be established, 16.6% think that nothing will happen, 16.3% reckon that the party will leave the government, and 15.3% believe that it will seek new allies.

Tags: European elections local elections PASOK New Democracy SYRIZA Elia expectations
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