The main opposition New Democracy (ND) party on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with an opinion poll conducted by the polling company GPO and unveiled in a private television talk show the previous evening.
ND spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis stated that the distance between the two major political parties has been reduced to 1.7 pct from 5.1 pct in February, adding that ND leader Antonis Samaras is recording an increase in his popularity as opposed to the prime minister’s, which is on the decline.

Commenting on statements made recently by Health Minister Andreas Loverdos and Education Minister Anna Diamanto-poulou, the ND spokesman stated that the government’s picture is that of disarray, adding that Loverdos had made the same comments again in the past but no one seemed to care.

On the finance minister's Luxembourg meeting, Mihelakis called on the government to give a responsible, official and clear-cut response on what really was discussed, adding that times are crucial.

Referring to the stabbing death of a 44-year-old attacked by robbers at dawn on Tuesday in central Athens to steal his camera, Mihelakis stated that unfortunately such incidents are on the rise, stressing that crime lurks everywhere.

The victim was attacked while taking out his car to rush his pregnant wife to a hospital to give birth.