With the leads in at least six polls (of between 4% and 10%), Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has come out swining for the anti-EU vote this morning:
- *TSIPRAS SAYS ONLY SYRIZA CAN END GREECE'S CATASTROPHIC COURSE
- *TSIPRAS SAYS WON'T HONOR COMMITMENTS MADE BY PREVIOUS GOVT
- *TSIPRAS SAYS WILL NEGOTIATE WITH EUROPEAN PEERS NOT WITH MERKEL
For now Greek assets remain bid on the glorious awesomeness of Draghi but we suspect - though The ECB gave themn room to negotiate and Djisselblom mentioned the possibility of 'working' with Greece - that if things go as the polls suggest Monday could see more bloodletting in EURUSD (and bank runs in Greece).
As Bloomberg reports, Tsipras had a lot more to say...
Greeks called on Jan. 25 to decide whether to continue with the tragedy of catastrophic austerity or whether to return to growth, democracy
Many Greeks turning to Syriza not because of ideology but out of need
Tax burden needs to be eased for middle class, Syriza would abolish property tax, introduce levy for large real estate holdings
ECB QE decision was “historic”, pleased by turn away from austerity to measures aimed at boosting growth
Syriza knows obligation arising from membership in European institutions, austerity wasn’t part of EU’s founding treaty
Syriza doesn’t recognize commitments made by previous govt that will bind new administration
As Keep Talking Greece blog reports, 2 days before the election, Syriza leads in six polls:
Left-wing SYRIZA constantly leads in all polls conducted a couple of days before the crucial elections on Sunday. Its difference to Nea Dimokratia is 4.4%-10%. However, pollsters “see” no majority government so far. On the other hand, the rates of undecided still remains between 9% and 10%.
Poll GPO for MEGA TV
- SYRIZA 32.5%
- ND 26%
Metron Analysis for Parapolitika daily
- SYRIZA 29.6%
- ND 25.2%
Public Issue for Avgi daily (SYRIZA’s newspaper)
- SYRIZA 35%
- ND 30%
MARC for Alpha TV
- SYRIZA 32.2%
- ND 26.4%
RASS for Ependysi daily
- SYRIZA 31.3%
- ND 26.5%
PALMOS for tvxs.gr
- SYRIZA 30.2%
- ND 20.3%
To Potami seems to secure the third position, closely followed by Golden Dawn.
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And then there's this!!
— a.tsipras (@atsipras) January 22, 2015