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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-09-16

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] First exit polls show New Democracy lead in Greek general elections
  • [02] Athens' newspaper headlines

  • [01] First exit polls show New Democracy lead in Greek general elections

    At 19.00 (17:00 GMT) the six major television channels in Greece transmitted results of the first exit polls to be released immediately after the polls closed on Sunday's general elections. Results showed ruling New Democracy in the lead over rival PASOK, with substantial increases in the percentages posted by smaller parties in respect to the March 2004 election, including the neophyte Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) party, which appears set to enter Parliament.

    The percentages received by the five top political parties are:

    ND PASOK KKE SYRIZA LA.OS

    ΝΕΤ-RASS 42,2 38,5 7,5 5 3,5

    MEGA-GPO+Opin. 41-43 37,5-39,5 7,5-9 4,5-6 3,5-4

    Ant1-M.Analysis 40,2-42,8 36,5-39,1 7,5-8,9 4,8-6 3,2-4,2

    Alpha-MRB 40,8-42,8 37,5-39,5 7,5-8,5 4,5-6 3,4-4,5

    Skai-VPRC 41-43 36-38 7,5-9,5 5-6 3,5-4,5

    Alter-ALCO 40,6-42,6 37,8-39,8 6,4-8 4,6-5,8 3,3-4,3

    ND = New Democracy

    PASOK = Panhellenic Socialist Movement

    KKE = Communist Party of Greece

    SYRIZA = Coalition of the Radical Left

    LAOS = Popular Orthodox Rally

    [02] Athens' newspaper headlines

    Election Day on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, expectedly dominated the front-pages of Athens' dailies the same day, as voters across Greece headed to the polls to elect a new government.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Sea of people for national unanimity - Mandate to Karamanlis for continuation of the reforms".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Karamanlis: Worthy of the nation's confidence - Guarantee for political stability, calm climate and growth, with social justice".

    AVGHI: "Choice of knowledge, conscience and heart - Alavanos (SYRIZA leader) interview".

    AVRIANI: "PASOK will change leader if it loses the elections - Rapid developments in the main opposition party caused by its apparently imminent electoral defeat".

    CHORA: "Karamanlis: Greece will not regress to the insecurity and deficits" of the past.

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Strong governance or misadventure - What the citizens demand of the next government - The great national expectations demand strength, determination and consensus".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Citizens prepared for everything - Voting hour: In a murky landscape, the voters decide on the winner, self-sufficient majority, the fate of bipartisanship".

    EPOCHI: "They want a strong government? Give them a fighting opposition - We vote SYRIZA - We give account to the movements".

    ETHNOS: "Do we deserve a better Greece, perchance?»

    KATHIMERINI: "The scenery of the morning after - Karamanlis' plan of action and his choices - The doings and quandaries in PASOK".

    LOGOS: "The electoral law decides on the self-sufficient majority - Under what conditions the vote will produce a government".

    NIKI: "The people vote for the new change - Papandreou invitation for PASOK victory".

    PARON: "The loser goes home - Although in PASOK they insist the elections will be a 'derby' (neck and neck)...smiles in ND".

    PROTO THEMA: "They brought 10,000 Turks to vote - Mine against the national interests with 'Greeks of Ankara' ".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Strong KKE - Force of resistance, counter-attack".

    TO VIMA: "The four scenarios on the 'morning after' of the elections - The quandaries, the collaborations and the predictions - The battle for first place and self-sufficient majority".

    VRADYNI: "Karamanlis victory a guarantee for tomorrow - With the popular mandate, ND paves the way for development for the country".


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