Saturday March 28, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Tsipras sees end to 'yoke' of memorandum as poll data reveals SYRIZA dominance

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras says his party aims to free Greeks from the yoke of the [EU-IMF] memorandum, as poll data shows the leftists are dominant in most age and professional groups.

Continuing his tour of Latin America in Argentina, Tsipras issued a Christmas message in which he reaffirmed SYRIZAs commitment to cancelling the terms of Greeces bailout if the leftist party comes to power.

Tsipras denied that he was visiting Brazil and Argentina to find an economic model for Greece to follow.

It may seem strange to you but we feel like scientists in medieval times, he said. Of course, we are not saying that the earth rotates but something equally obvious: austerity is destructive.

We are certain, though, that the enlightenment will defeat the medieval times and hope will defeat fear.

Meanwhile, details of an opinion poll published by Metron Analysis earlier this month show that SYRIZA is the most popular party in all age groups apart from retirees and among most professional groups.

The survey gave SYRIZA 22 percent of the vote and New Democracy 19.8 but a more detailed analysis published by Efimerida ton Syntakton on Monday indicated that the leftists are dominant in most groups.

Support for SYRIZA is strongest in the 18-24 and 55-64 age groups, where it reaches 28.8 and 26.3 percent respectively. New Democracys main support is in the 65+ group, where backing for the conservatives runs at 35.5 percent.

SYRIZA is also the dominant force among civil servants, private sector workers and the unemployed, where support for the leftists reaches 22.6, 25,1 and 27.5 percent respectively.

New Democracy is most popular among farmers, where its backing reaches 29 percent.

ekathimerini.com , Monday December 24, 2012 (10:51)  
Defense minister Kammenos sues commentator for 1 mln euros
Reform talks move to Brussels
China and Greece look to closer ties, as FM heads to US
British Museum rejects request for Unesco mediation on Parthenon Marbles
Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty
Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greeces sovereign rating amid growing uncertainty over the new government's pledge to overhaul reforms needed to restart bailout loan payments and avoid d...
Bank accounts continue to bleed
Pressures on Greek bank deposits have continued in March, with sector officials estimating that households and enterprises have withdrawn a net 3 billion euros in the first weeks of this mon...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Greens live dangerously in Istanbul
Panathinaikos played with fire in Istanbul, but still managed to beat Galatasaray 86-84 on Friday and climb to the third sport of its group two games before the end of the Euroleague top-16....
SOCCER
Greek federation backs injured Holebas
The Greek soccer federation on Friday insisted that international defender Jose Holebas had been dropped from team training in Austria because of injury and not for any other reason. Media r...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Time to get moving
More than two months have passed since the elections and the government has to stop running around in circles and adopt a program of specific reforms, with detailed calculations as to their ...
EDITORIAL
The same old story
One of those infamously bad practices that the political system has been accused of for years is being propagated by the new government today, as it is appointing party cadres and politician...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty
2. Greens live dangerously in Istanbul
3. Bank accounts continue to bleed
4. Hania and Athens are the top picks for Easter visitors
5. Landlords to pay tax on unpaid rent
6. Air arrivals grow 20 pct in Jan-Feb 2015
more news
Today
This Week
1. Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty
2. Greek future as trade hub in limbo amid Syriza split on railways
3. Greek gov't denies finance minister Varoufakis to resign [Update]
4. Bundesbank's Weidmann says euro zone debt in 'danger zone,' opposes more aid for Greece
5. New Democracy's political council convenes to decide line opposite gov't
6. Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. EU asks Greece for more reforms to speed talks on bailout
3. PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms
4. Some more equal than others
5. Greece to present reforms by Monday, says gov't spokesman [Update]
6. Looking at the Chinese model
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.