Poll Gives New Democracy 9-Point Lead Over SYRIZA in EU Elections

FILE - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis during plenary discussions for the revision of the constitution, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis)

ATHENS – While leading in the polls, the major opposition New Democracy’s gap over the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA – as high as 14.1 percent – was down to 9 percent for candidates in the May 26 European Parliament elections that Conservative leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said would be a referendum on the government.

Polling firm MRB, which conducted the survey for Star television, found that 30.1 percent of respondents said they would vote for New Democracy for the European Union lawmaker seats, compared to 21.1 percent for SYRIZA.

Center-left Movement for Change and neo-Nazi Golden Dawn tied for third place at 6.2 percent each, with the Greek Communist Party (KKE) coming in fourth at 5.5 percent.

Greek municipal elections will be held the same day and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was said to be considering calling snap elections at the same time, has now said he will run out his regime until elections are required, by October.

The survey showed New Democracy leading by only 8.1 percent for the national elections, although that’s the same gap show by the same polling firm in December, 2018 although the Conservatives lead has been bigger in other surveys.

Asked who they think would make a better prime minister, 35.5 percent picked Mitsotakis while 26.6 percent favored Tsipras despite his relentless reneging on anti-austerity vows and whacking workers, pensioners and the poor with brutal measures while letting the rich, oligarchs, politicians and tax cheats largely escape a nine-year economic crisis.

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  1. What difference does it make… Tsipras and Mistotakis have proven that they are cowards and puppets to the regimes in the EU, Nato and U.S !

    Tsipras and Mistotakis ..represent families who have betrayed Greeks in tuning over the Macedonian Culture to Fyrom ..which represented the interests of the ruling parties in Brussels and Washington!

    MIstotakis… has also demonstrated that he supported the EU leaders in disgracefully joining Washington and Robert Menendez …in breaking all international laws to demand that the people of Venezuela to remove their elected President , just like they did in the Ukraine, and install a new president … chosen and selected by Brussels and Washington! He also has supported the confiscating of 14 billion dollars of the people of Venezuela by EU Bank of England and US regime ..which deprives the people of Venezuela with funds to pay for imports , and supports an embargo on oil and gas sales on Venezuela.

    At the same time …they despicably advertise that they were providing 20 million in humanitarian aid to Venezuela! Now you know how fascism is running out of control!

    UN investigator report on Venezuela concludes that Mistotakis, EU , and U.S….

    “I would also like to see the prosecutor of the International Court investigate to what extent the number of deaths related to the sanctions imposed by the US – amount to a violation of article 7
    of the Statute of Rome – it defines crimes against humanity.”

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