NEWS

Poll gives SYRIZA narrow lead over New Democracy

An opinion poll published on Tuesday gives SYRIZA a 0.5 percentage point lead over New Democracy.

The Pulse RC survey for the weekly To Pontiki newspaper puts the leftist opposition party of Alexis Tsipras on 22 percent, against 21.5 percent for the conservative coalition leaders.

Golden Dawn, currently under investigation for alleged anti-immigrant violence and other criminal activity, has 10.5 percent, followed by PASOK on 6.5, the Communist Party on 5, Independent Greeks on 4.5 and Democratic Left on 3 percent.

Parties need at least 3 percent to enter Parliament.