While some young people might still see in Tsipras the leader of old – and prefer a leftist leader to an alternative conservative one, the latest Greek opinion polls last weekend showed that the main parties are practically neck-and-neck with around 26 percent of the vote each.
Several polls have put either Syriza or New Democracy in thelead but indicate no one party getting a majority to allow them togovern alone. What's more, up to 10 percent of voters areundecided, making the result even more unpredictable.
No-one is willing to write off Vangelis Meimarakis, the leader of the opposition New Democracy party, either.
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Although he had previously offered to work with Tsipras in a coalition government, in a final pre-election televised debate on Monday, the two politicians ruled out working together, making the final makeup of the government even trickier to predict.
Meimarakis said Syriza was welcome to join his New Democracy party in an alliance but ruled out sharing power with Tspiras.
"I don't envisage you as a prime minister, or as deputy prime minister, nor would I ever want you to be prime minister again. ... You are ...on your way out (and you) brought catastrophe," he told his rival, Reuters reported.