No party has outright majority ahead of Greek election
As Greek snap elections approach, the difference between the two leading parties contracts.
When the former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced snap elections, he aimed to strengthen his political position after his party split over austerity measures. July polls showed that Syriza enjoyed vast support. The latest data, however, reveals that that the party has only a small lead versus its main competitor New Democracy.
Surveys show that no party will be able to get enough seats in the parliament for an outright majority. It means that the party, which tops the election, will have to find coalition partners. As a result, there are risks to the implementation of the bailout conditions demanded by Greece’s creditors to keep the nation financed.
Greek opinion polls ahead of Sept. 20 election