Late switch smashes accord over postal vote, but marriage equality compromise still intact
Government dampens expectations for handouts in PM's speech
Androulakis keeps coalition options open as polls suggest deadlock likely in first vote
Move to block far-right fuels conflict between ND and SYRIZA
Parties give first hint of strategies in reaction to poll announcement
ND hangs on to lead but decisive election victory hangs in balance
SYRIZA sets sights on "progressive coalition" after first ballot
The leader of Greece’s main opposition party says he is confident that he can pull together a coalition of “progressive cooperation” after just one round of voting under a proportional representation system.
With opinion polls showing SYRIZA trailing New Democracy by just a few points, leader Alexis Tsipras has been trying to persuade voters that he can deliver a credible government without the strong majority outcome sought by his conservative opponent.
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