SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras’s plans to sway voters by making the fight against corruption, and links between politics and business, have been hit hard this week after the emergence of what appears to be a scandal involving former State Minister Alekos Flambouraris, one of his closest advisors.
Five days before the September 20 snap elections and in the aftermath of Monday’s debate between the leaders of SYRIZA and New Democracy, the latest betting odds provided by four bookies suggest there will be a clear result both for the winner and the third place.
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.