Tuesday April 21, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Poll shows increase in support for ND and left

New Democracy has widened its lead over PASOK but still does not have enough support to form a government on its own as there has been a substantial shift to the leftist parties, according to a new Public Issue poll for Kathimerini and Skai TV and Radio.

According to the survey, ND would garner 30 percent of the vote, 1.5 percent up on last month. While the rise indicates that the conservatives have not suffered from their participation in the interim government, as some ND members feared, support for the center-right party is still well short of what would be needed for a majority government.

PASOK’s ratings have slid 4 percent to 15.5 percent. This would leave the Socialists with 50 seats in Parliament compared to the 160 it won two years ago. The Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), the third member of the transitional administration, also experienced a dip in support. The nationalists saw their ratings fall 2.5 points to 6 percent.

There were gains for all the leftist parties. The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) was up 2 percent to 14, ahead of the Communist Party (KKE), which rose 2.5 percent to 13.5. Backing for the Democratic Left, the more moderate part led by veteran politician Fotis Kouvelis, also rose to 9 percent. This means that the leftist parties’ combined share of the vote is an unusually high 37 percent.

Two other parties, the Ecologist Greens and the liberal Democratic Alliance led by Dora Bakoyannis, also pass the 3 percent threshold to gain seats in Parliament, according to the poll. The proportion of those who say they plan to abstain remains high at 32.5 percent.

Significantly, just over half of respondents want elections to be held soon and 38 percent like the idea of a coalition government. The approval rating for the current interim prime minister, Lucas Papademos, is at 60 percent.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday December 8, 2011 (22:34)  
Publishing HIV sufferers’ identities not permitted, says Greek committee
Suspected traffickers in Rhodes wreck remanded
Over 8,500 people apply for crisis coupons in Greece
Greece’s key aid-talks deadline is end of June, EU official says
Bundesbank: ECB cash is linked to Greek banks’ health
The provision of European Central Bank emergency liquidity to Greece is “directly correlated” to the health of its banks and will continue as long as the preconditions are met, a top policym...
Bank of Cyprus CEO to step down after difficult overhaul
Bank of Cyprus CEO John Patrick Hourican announced on Tuesday he will step down in the summer less than two years into a major restructuring of the island’s troubled largest lender. The form...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Panathinaikos recovers to beat CSKA for 2-1
Three-pointer master Panathinaikos had the last laugh at the end of Game 3 of its series with CSKA Moscow on Monday winning 86-85 and reducing the Russians' lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five p...
GYMNASTICS
Petrounias wins gold in Europeans
Lefteris Petrounias won his first gold medal in a European Artistic Gymnastics Championship on Saturday finishing first in the rings at Montpellier in France. Petrounias was impeccable in th...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
IMF needs to correct its big Greek bailout mistake
The Greek government's mounting financial woes are leading it to contemplate the unthinkable: defaulting on a loan from the International Monetary Fund. Instead of demanding repayment and fu...
COMMENTARY
Tragedy in the Mediterranean
Every time we in the West see yet another video of an atrocity committed by Islamic State or Boko Haram and express our abhorrence, and every time we are shocked to read of a boatload of mig...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Bundesbank: ECB cash is linked to Greek banks’ health
2. Bank of Cyprus CEO to step down after difficult overhaul
3. Yields on Greek bonds rise anew
4. Greece hopes to reach deal on Russian gas pipeline soon
5. ATHEX index drops to new 31-month low
6. Publishing HIV sufferers’ identities not permitted, says Greek committee
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greek government's popularity takes a hit as talks drag on
2. Tragedy in the Mediterranean
3. No ferries on Labor Day as seamen take industrial action
4. Two men accused of migrant smuggling face prosecutor over deadly shipwreck
5. Silence is not an option
6. ECB studying curbs on Greek bank support
Today
This Week
1. Quarantine for Greek bank subsidiaries in neighboring countries
2. Time to get serious
3. Greek finance ministry hits back at German newspaper report
4. Putting off payments led to Q1 budget primary surplus
5. Obama calls for flexibility in Greek reform talks in brief exchange with Varoufakis
6. Greece denies report that it is preparing for debt default
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.