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KINAL election expected to be a tight race

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Movement for Change (KINAL) is electing a new president on Sunday, with six contenders running for the top spot at the coalition of center-left parties.

More than 800 polling stations have been set up across the country, but also in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, the United States and in European Union member-states to allow Greeks abroad to take part. Voters must be party members or can register as one on the day. 

According to a recent poll conducted by Pulse for Skai TV, the election will be a tight race between former minister Andreas Loverdos, MEP and party secretary Nikos Androulakis, and former prime minister George Papandreou. All three are members of PASOK, the biggest party in the coalition.

The winner will take the place of Fofi Gennimata, who governed PASOK from 2015 and KINAL from 2017 until her death on October 25. She was 56.