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article imageAlexis Tsipras predicts Greek elections will be held soon

By Katerina Nikolas     Nov 19, 2012 in Politics
Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA, Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, believes that new elections will be held in Greece soon. He is confident that SYRIZA will oust the current coalition government.
Speaking at a press conference Alexis Tsipras said "The elections will not be long," Imerisia reported. As Troika imposed austerity measures take their toll on the Greek population, Tsipras remains confident that SYRIZA will form the next government.
Tsipras reiterated his position on the abolition of the bailout Memorandum and renegotiation of the loan agreement, saying "We will succeed if we have the people with us."
Earlier this month Tsipas called for snap elections to stop "democracy's destruction." It is however unlikely the country could afford a costly third national election.
According to a recent poll cited by Ekathimerini, current Prime Minister Anthonis Samaras remains a more popular choice to lead the country than his rival Tsipras. Of those polled 37 percent favoured Samaras against 31 percent for Tsipras: 27 percent believed neither leader should run the country.
The majority of polls give a slight lead to SYRIZA over New Democracy, with Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) taking third place above the now decimated PASOK.
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