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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 14-10-08

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

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  • [01] Opinion poll gives SYRIZA 3.7 pct lead over New Democracy
  • [02] Greek exports down 5.9 pct in August

  • [01] Opinion poll gives SYRIZA 3.7 pct lead over New Democracy

    ANA-MPA -- Main opposition SYRIZA was given a 3.7 point lead over ruling coalition leader New Democracy in an e-Voice opinion poll published by the Sunday newspaper "Typos tis Kyriakis".

    Specifically, in answer to the question "Which party would you vote for if elections were held on Sunday?", SYRIZA took the lead with 21.2 pct and ND came second with 17.5 pct. Support for the remaining parties was as follows: Golden Dawn - 5.3 pct, Potami - 4.6 pct, Communist Party of Greece (KKE) - 4.4 pct, PASOK - 3.9 pct. A further 8.3 pct supported 'other parties'.

    The poll showed that all parties had very low voter support, however, with another 16.7 pct of respondents saying they were undecided and 12.2 pct replying that they would not vote at all.

    In reply to whether the country should hold early elections, voters appeared to almost evenly divided, with 46.2 pct replying 'no' and 45 pct replying 'yes'.

    Asked which inspired the most confidence as prime minister, current premier Antonis Samaras took the lead with 35.7 pct, with SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras receiving 31.9 pct.

    [02] Greek exports down 5.9 pct in August

    ANA/MPA---Greek exports and imports fell in August, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday. In a report on the country's merchandise trade, the statistics service said that the value of import-arrivals in the country totaled 3.283 billion euros in August, from 3.927 billion in August 2013, for a decline of 16.4 pct (excluding oil products the value of imports fell by 13 pct). The value of export-deliveries totaled 2.053 billion euros, from 2.181 billion euros in August 2013, for a decline of 5.9 pct (excluding oil products the value of exports fell 6.1 pct).
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