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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-09-25

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  • [01] Wild horse of Souli population increased
  • [02] Three latest polls show ND lead over ruling PASOK

  • [01] Wild horse of Souli population increased

    AMNA/‘he wild horses of Souli continue not only to live free on the mountains of Epirus but have increased their population within six years by 120 percent. This increase has been mainly achieved due to the good weather conditions. According to the latest census the wild horses now number 110 from 49 recorded in 2005.amna

    The wild life of the Souli horses began in the '50s when a large number of farmers abandoned the area and their animals and migrated. The horses, in order to survive, took refuge in the mountains in search of food.

    A second 'abandonment' was recorded when the locals stopped using the horses for transportation and turned to cars. amna

    The Greek wild horses derive from the "Balkan horse" which developed into the mountain and the plain type. The Souli horse belongs to the Pindus tribe which is the best representative of the mountain type as it has not been crossbred. These horses' height ranges from 1.15 -1.25 meters and their distinctive characteristics are a straight back, long tail and rich mane.

    [02] Three latest polls show ND lead over ruling PASOK

    (AMNA) -- Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party appears comfortably ahead of ruling PASOK in three recent opinion polls commissioned for separate Sunday newspaper editions.

    Specifically, ND garnered the support of 21.3 percent of respondents to PASOK's 15.5 percent, a lead of 5.8 percent. Results of the poll will be published on Sunday by the Athens weekly "Proto Thema".

    In terms of smaller opposition parties, the Communist Party picked up 7.4 percent; the Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S) 5.6 percent and the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) 5 percent. The only party exceeded the 3-percent limit for entering Parliament, according to the survey, is the current out-of-Parliament Ecologists-Green party, given 3.5 percent.

    Interestingly, the number of respondents identified as undecided, abstainers or those intending to cast blank and invalid votes reach 32.6 percent.

    If correlating the number of valid votes, then the figures are 29.3 percent for ND and 21.3 percent for PASOK, according to the poll, conducted by the firm Alco. (AMNA)

    Additionally, 79 percent of the respondents said recent sacrifices entailed by a series of austerity measures have been wasted, while six in 10 respondents is concerned they will lose their jobs.

    In another opinion poll to be released by the Sunday edition of the Athens daily "Eleftheros Typos", ND is ahead of PASOK by six percentage points -- 21.5 percent to 15.5 percent.

    KKE is picked by 9 percent of respondents; 5.5 percent for LA.O.S and 5 percent for SYRIZA. Only the newly created Democratic Left party reaches the 3-percent mark. Thirty percent of respondents said they were undecided.

    Core support by PASOK supporters is at 36 percent, 60 percent for ND. (AMNA)

    Moreover, 59.5 percent of respondents in this opinion poll, conducted by the firm Pulse, said neither Prime Minister George Papandreou nor ND leader Antonis Samaras was most suited to be premier. Nevertheless, Samaras led Papandreou by 24 percent to 15 percent.

    Finally, ND is given a 4.3-percentage point (AMNA) lead over PASOK in a poll unveiled by the weekly "To Paron" -- 25.1 to 20.8 percent.

    Further down, KKE picks up 8; LA.O.S 5.2; SYRIZA 4.1 and two smaller parties are given percentages, which if proved true at the ballot box, would allow them to enter Parliament -- the Democratic Left with 3.2 and the Ecologists with 3.1 percent.

    PASOK supporters, meanwhile, appear to favour Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, 28.7 percent, over PM George Papandreou, 11.07 percent, on the question of who has a better chance of leading PASOK to a repeat re-election. Conversely, 51.3 of respondents in the poll, conducted by the Rass firm, responded "neither". (AMNA)

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