On Sunday from 7:00 to 19:00 MSK in Greece will be the second since the beginning of the year early parliamentary elections. The basis of the struggle unfolds between the party “Syriza” former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the center-right “New Democracy” former Defense Minister Vangelis Meimarakis country. As previously told “Kommersant”, which party will win Sunday’s vote are not taken to predict neither the experts nor sociologists.
Voting in parliamentary elections in Greece began in 7:00 and end at 19:00 MSK.
Former Prime Minister of Greece, the leader of the Left Party “Syriza” Alexis Tsipras voting day expressed the hope that “people give a mandate to continue the policy of stability and the prospects for the country.” “The people will give a mandate for a strong government for four upcoming years, what the country needs, a government that can fight and that will continue with the same persistence and dedication defense of the just cause of our people, not only in Europe, but this time inside their own country “, – said Alexis Tsipras. According to the former prime minister of Greece need to once again become a strong and equal partner in Europe.
The unicameral parliament is elected by the Greek term of four years, consists of 300 deputies. Called early elections came after a month ago, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the resignation of the government.
main opponent Alexis Tsipras – leader of the center-right party “New Democracy” Vangelis Meimarakis hopes to win the confidence of all Greek population, regardless of the choice on the ballot. “Today is a holiday – not politicians say today, citizens today speak with his voice. I believe that they will reject the lies, to have a better future for all Greeks. And we believe that we will have the confidence of all, no matter how they vote. I believe that we will have a better future for the whole family “- said Vangelis Meimarakis. “Tonight all the Greeks celebrate the emergence of a new Greece that we will be on Monday,” – he added.
According to various opinion polls, “Syriza” and the “New Democracy” will compete in just a fraction of a percent. Posted on September 17 poll of the Athens Institute for Public Opinion Research Kapa Research gives first leftist ‘Syriza’ (29% of the votes), and the second – the center-right “New Democracy” (28.4%). At the same time, a survey conducted by Pulse for TV Action 24 and unveiled a day earlier, indicates that the first can take the center-right.
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