- Apr 13, 2011
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The main opposition party in Greece is no longer a coalition of smaller left-wing and extreme left-wing structures but a single party, which will include individual citizens. The decision had been taken at the congress which lasted for four days and which ended with the election of Alexis Tsipras leader of the already united party. He received the votes of 74% of the delegates.SYRIZA’s maturity from a coalition to a party was not easy. The debates during the congress were violent and there were moments of great tension as well. The final result of the vote for party leader in favour of Alexis Tsipras showed not only the support of the majority for him but also the presence of a dynamic minority. It is Panagiotis Lafazanis’ "Left Platform" whose members had preferred the white ballot and won 20.57% of the vote.
Alexis Tsipras defined the founding congress of SYRIZA as historic for the left wing and for democracy in general, adding that the 3,500 delegates "signed the birth of the new through an open democratic dialogue and clear decisions."
At the same time, the latest poll shows that the difference between the major political opponents is below 1% in favour of New Democracy. Democratic Left records the greatest losses in terms of its influence over the voters.
The results for the parties are as follows: New Democracy - 29.1%, SYRIZA - 28.7%, Golden Dawn - 13.1%, PASOK - 7.3%, the Greek Communist Party - 5.5%, Independent Greeks - 5.4%, Democratic Left - 3.2% and Green environmentalists - 2.2%. 6.5% of respondents state that they are not sure for which party they would vote in the event of elections.
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[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Good fore Syriza forming them self into a political party. Although tensions are high within the coalition (which will become a official political party in 3 months) this is a unifying step forward for the Greek left, combine this with "New Democracies" neolibearl policies which are becoming less and less popular Syriza is a force to be reckoned with in Greek politics. [/FONT]