ND has 10- to 15.5-point lead over SYRIZA in snap vote, polls show


Greece’s conservative New Democracy party has a 10- to 15.5 percentage point lead over the ruling leftist SYRIZA ahead of a snap election on Sunday, two polls published on Friday showed.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s New Democracy was on course to win 35.2 percent of the vote, with SYRIZA on 25.4 percent, a poll by Rass showed.

Mitsotakis, a 51-year-old scion of a family of politicians, scored a 10-point victory over SYRIZA in the European Parliament vote in May, prompting Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to call the early national election.

A poll by Public Issue showed New Democracy ahead of SYRIZA by 15.5 percentage points.

Tsipras’ four-year term had been due to end in September.