SYRIZA maintains lead in polls as critical general election looms

Three new opinion polls emerged on January 19, less than one week away from a crucial general election in Greece.

Findings in all three polls show main opposition SYRIZA maintains a lead over ruling New Democracy by 2.2 to 4.4 percentage points. Several small parties are also expected to get into parliament.

A poll by ALCO for newspaper Proto Thema, shows SYRIZA ahead with 31.7 per cent, with New Democracy in second place with 27.3 per cent.

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(Photo, of the Greek parliament in Athens: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)