Exit Karamanlis, Enter Papandreou?
Ta Nea Exit poll: PASOK 42.5 ND 36.4 KKE 7.9 LAOS 5.3 SYRIZA 3.7
No opinion polls may be published during the last two weeks of the campaign, but unless all the earlier polling was extremely inaccurate, then the New Democracy government led by Kostas Karamanlis, beset by economic crises, riots, and a wafer-thin parliamentary majority, looks set to go down to defeat.
The opposition socialist PASOK, led by George Papandreou, his father a PM in the 1980s and 90s, seem headed for a comfortable victory, but will they poll high enough to secure the 151 seats needed for a majority? And will a change of administration make any difference to the country’s economic and political woes?