SYRIZA on defensive as election campaign draws to close

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA, Tsipras

Campaigning for Sunday’s elections was due to end on Friday with SYRIZA on the defensive over its economic plans, which was symptomatic of a campaign during which the opposition parties have failed to show any consistency or success in steering the main narrative around the May 21 vote, apparently to the benefit of the ruling New Democracy party.

SYRIZA entered the final moments of the campaign in one of the worst possible ways as one of its leading figures, and a former minister, Giorgos Katrougalos, announced he would not be standing as a candidate after he suggested that the left-wing party w...

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