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SYRIZA’s collapse determines its election loss

07 September 2015 / 15:09:21  GRReporter
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While the pre-election campaign in Greece is in full swing, we have asked a question, driving you to play the role of political scientists, namely, "What are the consequences of SYRIZA’s collapse?" Although they are similar, the results on the three language versions are specific too.

The majority of readers of GRReporter's Bulgarian page are of the opinion that the consequences of SYRIZA’s breakup will result in an election loss. This option is the preference of 43% of respondents. 32% of respondents consider leader Alexis Tsipras the biggest loser due to the collapse of the radical left party. According to 15% Lafazanis’ Bolshevik wing, which has separated into an independent party, will surely enter the next parliament. It is logical to assume that this would happen with the votes of the electorate that supported Tsipras in the previous elections but was disappointed with his policy. 6% of the vote goes to the option that Yanis Varoufakis will stay outside the political arena and 4% see Zoe Konstantopoulou bidding farewell to the chair of parliament as a result of the breakup.

Readers of the English page of the website put a sign of equality between the following two theses: election defeat and loss for Tsipras. The two possible options receive an equal amount of sympathy on the part of respondents, namely 42%. Seen from this perspective, an election defeat will certainly be a loss for the leader of SYRIZA. Here, as in the poll on the Bulgarian page, 15% are of the opinion that the newly formed party of Lafazanis has every chance of entering parliament. Yanis Varoufakis staying outside politics for the time being and Zoe Konstantopoulou losing the post of parliamentary head concern no reader of our English-language page. These two options have not attracted a single vote.

The trend on GRReporter's Greek language page is specific and the votes are distributed in an even greater degree, like in the previous two polls. 57% of readers consider the loss of the upcoming parliamentary elections a consequence of SYRIZA’s collapse. 36% of respondents believe that the biggest loss will be recorded in the political bill of Alexis Tsipras. Only 7% see a chance for parliamentary representation of the party of Lafazanis, who was formerly a SYRIZA member and associate of Tsipras. Again, as on the English page, no reader has voted for the options associated with former finance minister Varoufakis and former parliament head Konstantopoulou.

It remains to be seen whether the forecast of our readers will prove to be true. It is more than apparent that SYRIZA has lost the influence through which it took power in January. There is still time for twists in each direction, in terms of the rise and fall. We must not forget that we are in the Balkans where nothing is decided until the election day. Furthermore, the group of undecided is still large.

In our most recent poll, we are running away from the political subjects, turning your attention to a sporting event that is relevant both to Greece and to Bulgaria. You have probably guessed that it is the transfer of central striker Dimitar Berbatov to PAOK football club, Thessaloniki. The question is, "What is your forecast for Dimitar Berbatov’s football career in PAOK?" Remember to comment on your vote in the relevant section below the poll.

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