The Monday night televised debate between SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy chief Evangelos Meimarakis was much livelier than a discussion involving seven party leaders last week but is unlikely to prove decisive in the close election contest.
SYRIZA’s Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy’s Evangelos Meimarakis will go head-to-head in a televised debate on Monday night, which could have an impact on what still seems to be a very close election contest.
New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis shows no sign of letting up in his efforts to make it clear he is open to working with SYRIZA, while Alexis Tsipras remains resolute in his resistance to these overtures.
The first, and rather tepid, televised debate ahead of the September 20 elections is unlikely to have made a significant impact on the contest.
With just over 10 days to go until the September 20 vote, party leaders are preparing to go into the first televised election debate since 2009 on Wednesday night.
Party leaders are finalising their candidate lists for the September 20 elections as New Democracy continues to play the unity card, which has served the conservatives well in the campaign so far.
Seeing his chances of becoming the next prime minister fade, Alexis Tsipras attempted to give new momentum to SYRIZA’s election campaign on Sunday.
With opinion polls suggesting that SYRIZA’s hopes of renewing its partnership with Independent Greeks in government are disappearing, Alexis Tsipras has started to soften his position on the possibility of cooperating with other parties.
SYRIZA is expected to step up its campaign after a new round of polls showed it having a minimal lead over New Democracy, with one even giving the conservatives the narrowest of leads.
SYRIZA continues to be depleted by defections as Alexis Tsipras begins his nationwide tour ahead of the September 20 elections.