Polls open in Greece for critical snap general election

January 25, 2015 5:45 AM

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Polls open in Greece for critical snap general election

ATHENS, Greece – Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government.

Tsipras had been firmly ahead of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party in opinion polls leading up to the election, which is being held nearly two years ahead of time. But polls also showed a significant portion of voters were undecided two days before the vote.

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