Greek parties have already started the campaign with a view to early elections of January 25, an appointment at the polls rejected by most citizens.
Prime Minister Andonis Samaras, yesterday formally requested the President of the Republic, Karolos Papoulias, to dissolve Parliament and call for general elections on January 25.
“Now the people must restore stability. We must restore stability and leave the memoranda. The people will not allow a return to the memoranda,” said Samaras already on the campaign trail.
At a mass meeting held on Monday night at a downtown theater of Athens, the leader of the leftist Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, predicted an extraordinarily tough campaign.
The surveys have confirmed that the difference between Syriza and the conservative New Democracy (ND) party of Samaras, is tight, for example, yestersay was 3% (28.1% versus 25.1%), according to a survey of a private television network.