Goalposts shift as European elections near and SYRIZA cements lead

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, European Union, SYRIZA

A look at recent opinion polls would tell you that the Greek government is under pressure going into the local and European Parliament elections in May but New Democracy and PASOK’s anxiety is also evident from the fact that the two parties are altering the rules ahead of the European vote in the hope they will reap the rewards.

The first chapter in the electoral machinations came at the beginning of this month when the government confirmed it would change the law so European elections would coincide with the second round of the local vote, rather than the first. This move carr...

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