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New Democracy Moves Ahead of Syriza, Greek Poll Shows

A Greek opinion poll showed the bailout-supporting New Democracy party, Greece’s biggest, ahead of its main rival for the first time since the inconclusive May 6 elections as the campaign for the June 17 rerun kicked off.

New Democracy got 23.1 percent while Syriza, which is opposed to implementing Greece’s international rescue, had 21 percent, the survey of 1,027 Greeks by Marc for Alpha TV showed. The Pasok party garnered 13.2 percent, according to the poll, which was broadcast on Athens-based Alpha TV.