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New Democracy ahead of SYRIZA

16 January 2016 / 16:01:24  GRReporter
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A Metron Analysis poll commissioned by Parapolitika showed a shifting political landscape. Although it is too early to draw conclusions, it seems the election of Kyriakos Mitsotakis as president of New Democracy has caused a stir in both political parties and society.

New Democracy has come 3.7% ahead of SYRIZA in voter preferences. The fact that the ruling party's approval has dipped below the psychological level of 20% might be seen as a telling sign. It is also interesting that none of the small parties have managed to reach 5%. If elections were held today the Centrists Union, Potami and the Independent Greeks would remain outside parliament.

The Communist Party and Golden Dawn came straight after the two big parties. The Democratic Coalition is on the retreat.

It should also be noted that Kyriakos Mitsotakis emerged as the most popular politician; together with Tsipras, he is regarded as the most appropriate statesman to govern the country. Nevertheless, on the whole, the public has voiced its disappointed with the political system, with 8 out of every 10 voters wanting radical change.

Over 31%, i.e. one in three Greeks, either does not know who to vote for, or wouldn't vote, or would drop a white ballot.

 

Here's how the vote was distributed:

New Democracy: 23.6%

Syriza: 19.9%

Golden Dawn: 4.6%

Communist Party: 4.6%

Democratic Coalition: 4.1%

Union of Centrists: 2.7%

Potami: 2.2%

Independent Greeks 2.1%

Another party: 2.4%

White ballot: 7.6%

I will not vote: 14.4%

I have not decided: 7.1%

Democratic Left: 2.4%

National Unity: 2.3%

Meanwhile it transpired that a meeting between the newly elected New Democracy President, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been scheduled for next Tuesday. It will be held at 15:00 at the Council of Ministers.

Tags: poll New Democracy SYRIZA Kyriakos Mitsotakis Alexis Tsipras
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