Ruling party candidate leads in Athens region – poll

(Corrects name of pollster in first paragraph)

ATHENS, Nov 7 (BestGrowthStock) – A candidate for the ruling
party PASOK is ahead in the key wider Athens region, a
survey for private television Mega TV by the pollster GPO
showed after voting stations closed in the first round of
local elections.

With close to 3 million voters, nearly a third of the
electorate, the Attica region will be one of the keys to
Prime Minister George Papandreou’s decision to call an
early national election or not.

Another survey by Metron Analysis for Antenna TV showed
that 80 percent of Greeks did not want Papandreou to call
an early national election even if the outcome of the vote
is negative for his PASOK party in the country’s 13
regions.
(Reporting by Harry Papachristou; Writing by Ingrid
Melander; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Ruling party candidate leads in Athens region – poll