SYRIZA Reclaims Lead Over New Democracy

SYRIZA leader (L) Alexis Tsipras with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
SYRIZA leader (L) Alexis Tsipras and  Prime Minister Antonis Samaras when they were on speaking terms.

While nearly a statistical dead-heat, the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) has taken a minimal lead of 0.9% over the New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, in a poll published by the newspaper Eleftherotypia, and slightly larger lead in another.

SYRIZA stands at 20.45% compared to 19.5% for New Democracy. The neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn remain third, but with 8.5%, a slippage of 2.5% from a previous poll. The PASOK Socialists, who won 44% in their victorious 2009 elections, had only 5.6% as their leader, Evangelos Venizelos, faces a challenge at this month’s party congress.

In fifth was the KKE Communists at 4.8%, followed by the sagging Independent Greeks with 4.6%, with the tiny Democratic Left (DIMAR)– one of Samaras’ coalition partners along with PASOK – fading fast at 4.1%.

They were ahead of only the Ecological Greens who managed to garner only 1.2% of voter support, and DRASI, with 1.1%. Some 4.2% picked others. More worrying for all the parties was that 36.1% of people said the backed none of them.

SYRIZA is vehemently against the austerity measures being imposed by Samaras’ government on the order of international lenders. According to another poll by the agency pulse for the newspaper Six Days, SYRIZA is leading by 1.5%, 21.5-20%.  But Samaras is a runaway choice to remain Prime Minister in yet another contradiction from Greek voters, with a 30% showing of support, with SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras at 23%. The Pulse poll had Golden Dawn at 12%, PASOK at 7%, KKE with 6%, Independent Greeks at 5%, and DIMAR at 4%.

Of the respondents who answered Eleftherotypia, 75% said the country’s constitution needs to be changed, and 80% disagreeing that it should be left up to the Parliament to decide whether to investigate their fellow politicians for alleged wrongdoings.

Also, 78% said they wanted a Constitutional consolidation for a 15-year stable taxation system. Greek tax structures often change several times a year without warning, leaving taxpayers having to sometimes pay retroactive fees and businesses uncertain how to plan. Some 62% want the abolition of immunity for Members of Parliament.

 


  • Alex

    Keep up your good work attacking our middle ground coalition government Andy. This way the communist can win the next election – who will then proceed to…

    a. give citizens to mountains of illegals flooding our homeland
    b. start nationalizing private property for their ridiculous far leftist economics.
    c. recognize the Skopians
    d. possibly get us kicked of both the Euro and EU if they ignore terms of austerity
    e. feed the Greek people with hot air speeches about the poor, pensioners and workers just like the communists in North Korea.

  • Salconstandindis

    this is great news Syriza is comming haaaaaaaaaaaaaa Golden Dawn is falling

  • Alex

    Actually more Greeks are against communism than for it Sal. 70% of population is against you.

  • Alex

     Communism is for incompetent thieves.

  • Salconstandindis

    its over look at the numbers Syriza is comming to power Golden Dawn in fading its over

  • Alex

    So what? I am not a GD supporter. The fact remains the vast majority of Greeks oppose communism.

  • Alex

     70% of the population is ANTI-communist.

    After 70 years of emperical data showing communism a dismal failure in countries around the world only incompetent desperate thieves would ever vote for communists.

  • Alex

     Yay for recognising Macedonia, about time…

  • Alex

    Assuming you are Greek for a moment and not another Skopian pretending to be Greek…. the Skopians who vote ultra right wing Gruevski in FYROM and opposed leftists in their own country….are big fans of communists in Greece.

    The support far leftists in Greece because they know they are buffoons that can be easily manipulated with “human rights’ language into recognizing them and treasonously betraying their own country (see Greek civil war where communists ended up murdering other Greeks for IMRO and communism.)

  • Alex

    Using my handle now Skopian? How many handles are you using on the website troll?

  • Alex

    Hey  Skopian, what did your first elected President Kiro mean by these words?

    “We are Slavs. There is no connection between us and ancient Macedonians”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTJFoj25fuA

  • Alex

     Hey Sal, weren’t you the one that claimed all Greeks were actually “Arabs”?

  • Alex

    I’m not Skopian, and in fact I live in Greece, unlike some other Alex’s…

  • Alex

    Sure you’re not Skopian. This is why you just wrote with yet another handle (using mine no less)…

    “Yay for recognising Macedonia, about time…”

  • Johnthespartan

    THE PULSE POLL HAS GOLDEN DAWN AT 12% WHEN THESE OPINION. POLLS ARE CONDUCTED MOST PEOPLE FEAR OF SAYING THEY WOULD VOTE FOR GOLDEN DAWN THE ACTUAL POPULARITY OF GD IS AROUND 20%..LAST YEAR.BEFORE THE ELECTION THE OPINION POLLS HAD GD AT 3% BUT THEY RECEIVED 7% OF THE VOTE JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE DON’T BE SURPRISED IF GD COMES IN SECOND..

  • Alex

    Sure. And there aren’t any some Greek speaking Skopians Rainbow Party supporters that live in Greece.

    Perhaps you  heard of the “Greek” that sometimes goes by handle Alex Prime Minister handle on this website? He even claims to be a XA supporter. A real Greek patriot… similar to yourself.

    Curiously, much like you,  he not only refuse to denounce Skopians and communists but constantly align himself with others Skopians and communist trolling this website.  As everyone knows Golden Dawn members are very well known for being big fans communists and big fans of Skopians. And as every Greek knows no Skopian would ever consciously lie and resort to false flag manipulations.

  • Alex

    You in fact wrote that. In your plan for the future “3. Recognize the Skopians” you had a big list, did you or did you not write that. Your true colours are being shown at last, the worst of all false flag Skopians is truly you. Or why don’t you prove us wrong and tell us all that you actually are Greek and most importantly of all LIVE IN GREECE, like the rest of us?

  • Alex

    There is no “us” Skopian. You are not Greek You say lots of things of this forum Skopian… most of them conscious lies and evasions.

    Saying “Yay for recognising Macedonia, about time…”

    …speaks for itself.

  • Alex

     Sure buddy… I am the one that constantly criticisms Skopians and communist supporters… while you constantly run to their defense. You are a “Greek” patriot.

    Whatrver you say Skopian..

  • Alex

     Come on Skopian. You know what’s next. Instead of constantly defending Skopians and communists and ranting against our current government….start bashing communists and Skopians to prove me wrong and show how you are actually a Greek patriot/ I’m perfectly content with playing along as long as you are doing the right thing.

  • Alex

     Ha ha come on, who’s evading? Tell us why you care so much about Greece when you don’t live here, yet constantly talk about Skopia, at least they live next door…

  • Alex

    Whatever you say Skopian.

    “”Yay for recognising Macedonia, about time…”

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/02/17/syriza-reclaims-lead-over-new-democracy/

    Your words not mine.

  • Alex

     One would think that since you, like Alex Prime Minister, claim to be Greek patriot….

    .. you would be a little concerned about the Skopians nor only trying to annex large tracts of our country but even ethnically erase the greek people.

    You being a “Greek patriot” of course constantly denounce teh communist extremists that collaborate with them right?

  • Salconstandinidis

    You are an idiot no Greek in there right mind want Golden Dawn we had Golden dawn before in Greece metaxa in 1936-1941 then the junta Greeks want freedom Golden Dawn are the Greek Al Qaeda No freedom no democracy they want to make Greece have a Taliban type government F— y-u and Golden dawn.

  • Salconstandinidis

    What is wrong with Arabs they are people to and some Greeks look Arab so what I am Greek I have white skin green eyes brown hair if someone tell me I look German Arab I don’t care I know who Iam

  • Alex

    Like a communist carres about “democracy”. You just subsitute the word communism for democratcy.

    You are an idiot. No Greek in their rigt mind would want communism.

  • Alex

     No one said that anything is wrong with being Arab but Greeks are not Arab as you bizarrely claimed.

  • Alex

     I don’t think you do know who you are. I don’t think any communist in Greece does either. The primary identity of communists is communism. This is why they collude with Skopians and constantly treasonously undermine Greece for foreigners. Pseudo-Greeks.

  • Johnthespartan

    NO SAL YOU ARE AN IDIOT AND YOU CAN GO F YOURSELF KAI TO GAMIMENO MOUNI POU SE PETAXSE.. GREECE BY THE WAY HAD A BOOMING ECONOMY UNDER METAXAS AND THE JUNTA IF GD HAS TO GET RID OF LAZY CORRUPT COMMUNISTIC GREEKS LIKE YOU SO BE IT ANYTHING IT TAKES TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FOWARD PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHOULD BE SENT PACKING TO NORTH KOREA ,CHINA OR SOMALIA.AIMA TIMI XRISI AVGI NOW GO SUCK ON MOMMIES TITTS

  • Tzak12345678

    Alex.. you cant use loigc and reason with these guys. But I still commend in exposing their personality, methods and intent on this website for all Greeks to see.

  • Alithia

    GO SYRIZA GO!

    When Syriza wins, the price of whores will drop by half……because so many families will go starving, the only thing left is mothers and daughters prostituting themselves.  

    Supply and demand! 

  • Salconstandinidis

    Well when Syriza comes to power you and Golden Dawn going to be sucking D–ks and I don’t need to suck on my mom tilts I got a real hot Girlfriend bit-ch

  • Salconstandinidis

    Well idiot the numbers show Syriza is on the rise go suck some d–k you and him

  • Salconstandinidis

    Who asked you idiot

  • Salconstandinidis

    You are so stupid just don’t talk I think you really don’t know what you are talking about

  • Alex

     As someone that supports communism you really don’t know what you are taking about.

  • Alex

     The numbers show 70 percent of the Greek population opposes communism.  I fail to see what your obession with men;s penises has to do with communism.

  • Alex

    Hey comrade Stalin who asked you for your opinion on Tzak?

  • Alex

     If Syriza come to power we  would get excactly what the poor Cypriots got by voting for communists. Nothing but more hot air speeches about workers and a further loss of business confidence.

    What’s the matter sal. Can’t feed yourself without using the government to  steal from others?

  • Patrios

    Golden Dawn is rising, and nothing will stop it.

  • Alithia

    But….but I WANT Syriza to win. Tsipras said that Greece can hire 250,00 more civil servants and pay for everything from taxing the rich. Heck, he can do what they did in Medieval Europe, jail them all and have the families pay ransoms….or chop off their heads.. Who needs those rich bastards anyway when there are millions of illegal migrants that can become citizens and re-populate Greece.

    More jobs, cheap hookers, wall to wall “new citizens” and easy tax money, yet you still complain!

  • Alithia

    Meh…you take this too seriously. Have a bit of fun with their wet dream. 

  • Adde

    Actually, many chrysavgites support Syriza because there is no way this party can solve the problems faced by the country with a false leftist like Tsipras as leader.
    You know this same Tsipras who was categorized as “very moderate” by American and IMF officials after his trip in the USA. And for a far-leftist politician that says he is more a social-liberal than a radical leftist leader. If Syriza keeps this guy at their head, they are doomed.
    Also if the far-left will win, they will betrayed their voters because their solution can’t be applied and after that, their betrayed voters who don’t trust anymore center parties like Pasok and ND will try the other radical party : Xrysi Avgi, hoping it will solve their problems.
    But for the moment, since many stupid comments and actions by Syriza MPs and officials, Syriza is stagnating while XA is becoming more and more powerful.
    The true is leftists have lost the momentum while the ultranationalists are making progress, Sal.

  • Salconstandinidis

    You are living in dreamland

  • maxime1793

    a) That’s bad but your Vichy government upholds Dublin II which traps the illegals in Greece.  It is hard to say whether Syriza or ND is worse here.
    b) Good.  Nationalist governments, too, nationalise property to prevent it being bought up by foreigners.
    c) So what?  What a non-issue!
    d) Good.  Better than biting a bullet.
    e) North Korea is a hero-and-elder worship dictatorship in the Korean cultural tradition.  It really is not comparable to other countries deemed ‘communist’.

    In any case, Tsipras is not a proper communist.  He is New Left, and, in a sense, that is his weakness.  Communists from decades ago would not pussy-foot around with the EU and would not grant blanket amnesty to illegals (since that is the ultimate capitalist tool for reducing wages to desperation levels and scabbing unions).

    You need a government that will nationalise and kick out the illegals!

  • maxime1793

     Hey moron, the MEMORANDUM IS NOT FREEDOM.  That itself is slavery!  Being told you will constantly raise taxes, cut spending, have no recovery to pay a bunch of fraudulent ‘debts’ to banks is SLAVERY.  That is worse than having a tinpot military dictator, which, btw, at least the junta anyway promoted better economics.

    To be willingly enslaved to the bankocracy and Eurocrats is treason.  You don’t like commies?  Fine, but don’t pretend you are better.

  • maxime1793

     Syriza’s central idea is a recipe for failure, even by their own standards.  They think they can demand to stay in the EU and dictate their own terms.  Either they will cower and do as the present government does but with ever more rabid, fake left-cover rhetoric or they will clumsily get Greece kicked out of the EU before they can make the necessary preparations (economically and geopolitically) to avoid disaster…if their government just doesn’t fall first.

  • bigbadwolf31

    Apparently SYRIZA wishes to legalize the illegal muslim invaders..if this is the case i will  renounce my greek citizenship the very next day