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Greek Leftists Put on Brave Face as Poll Shows Conservatives Pulling Ahead

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Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party said on Thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a Sept. 20 election despite an opinion poll that showed its main conservative rival edging ahead. Just a few weeks ago, a Syriza victory in the snap election had appeared almost certain as Greeks lauded the charismatic and youthful Tsipras for waging a bruising battle against European and International Monetary Fund creditors over austerity cuts. But opinion polls over the past week have shown the New Democracy party run by interim leader Vangelis Meimarakis catching up quickly, with one showing it even overtaking Syriza, suggesting a surprisingly tight contest for the vote. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/IYWoyntScvw/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com