The difference between the ruling PASOK party and the main opposition New Democracy (ND) party stands at 6.5 percent, according to a gallop by the Public Issue company which was presented by the "Sky" private television channel during the main news bulletin on Thursday.

PASOK garners 35 percent of the vote, followed by ND with 28.5 pc, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 11, the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) party 9, the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) 5, the Ecologists Greens 2.5, the Democratic Left 2.5 and the Democratic Alliance 2.

Moreover, 71 percent of citizens believe that at the present stage it is not necessary for the government to proceed with early elections.