Greece's Syriza party only one point ahead in election race - poll | Reuters

ATHENS Greece's Syriza party is on course to win 26 percent of votes in a snap election in September, just one point ahead of the conservative New Democracy party, a poll published by the Pulse for Action 24 television channel said on Tuesday. Former premier Alexis Tsipras resigned in August to seek a new mandate for a bailout deal he clinched with the country's international creditors. But opinion polls show his Syriza party's lead is slipping, suggesting his decision to call a snap election could backfire.

hidden September 02, 2015 02:46:26 IST
Greece's Syriza party only one point ahead in election race - poll 
| Reuters

Greeces Syriza party only one point ahead in election race  poll 
 Reuters

ATHENS Greece's Syriza party is on course to win 26 percent of votes in a snap election in September, just one point ahead of the conservative New Democracy party, a poll published by the Pulse for Action 24 television channel said on Tuesday.

Former premier Alexis Tsipras resigned in August to seek a new mandate for a bailout deal he clinched with the country's international creditors. But opinion polls show his Syriza party's lead is slipping, suggesting his decision to call a snap election could backfire.

The poll also said the Golden Dawn party was on course to win 6 percent of votes, while 10.5 percent of Greeks were as yet undecided.

(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; writing by Matthias Williams)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

IPhone sales, China boosts Apple; shares up modestly 
| Reuters
Fwire

IPhone sales, China boosts Apple; shares up modestly | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday on the back of surging iPhone sales, especially in China, but it gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch. As investors had expected, the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company raised its dividend and boosted its share repurchase programme.

Syrian army steps up bid to regain town and rescue besieged troops
| Reuters
World

Syrian army steps up bid to regain town and rescue besieged troops | Reuters

AMMAN/BEIRUT Syrian troops backed by heavy air strikes have edged closer to a hospital in northwestern Syria where dozens of Syrian soldiers and loyalist fighters have been holed up for the past two weeks, the army said on Sunday. An army source told Reuters that its troops were now several kilometres away from the besieged hospital, the last remaining army foothold in the town of Jisr al-Shughour in the province of Idlib. The town was overrun last month by insurgents, including al Qaeda's wing in Syria, Nusra Front.

Uber tests cash payments for cabs in India 
| Reuters
Fwire

Uber tests cash payments for cabs in India | Reuters

MUMBAI Uber is testing cash payments in India as the online taxi-hailing company seeks a stronger foothold in a country where many fewer people have credit cards than internet connections. San Francisco-based Uber has grown rapidly in value to be worth around $40 billion. But in India it has lagged local rival Ola, which has about 80 percent of the organised cab market.