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Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:09 AM

Syriza lead over Greek conservatives narrows to three points: poll [View all]

Source: Reuters

Greek left-wing opposition party Syriza's poll lead over the ruling conservatives has narrowed slightly to 3.0 percentage points, according to a poll published after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras proposed a Jan. 25 parliamentary election.

The survey conducted by Marc for Alpha TV showed the anti-bailout Syriza party would get 28.1 percent of the vote if an election were held now, versus 25.1 percent for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's New Democracy party.

Support for the co-ruling Socialists was 4.6 percent.

A poll by the same pollster published last week showed Syriza was leading New Democracy by 3.5 percentage points.

The poll was published hours after lawmakers failed to elect a president on Monday, triggering the dissolution of parliament and an election next month.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/30/us-greece-vote-poll-idUSKBN0K80F620141230



This could be big!
It is admittedly a very small lead, but what a statement if Syriza would win.

According to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now this morning, if they win, it would be the first time an anti-austerity party won in Europe.

Perhaps set the stage for a reversal of austerity policies all over Europe?

I know it would not be easy. Because "the powers that be" have the money and the arms and they will do anything to retain power.

Still, I am excited.

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