The elections were called six months early as New Democracy and Karamnalis were confident that their economic record would secure victory. Then along came the devastating fires which swept away people's confidence in the government, with blame and counter blame following.
Last polls. before September 1st, showed that more than 10% of the electorate are undecided, and 'protest votes' for the fringe parties are likely to be high. ND were still slightly ahead, although their lead had dropped. Even if the ruling ND wins, they may not get enough votes to form a government. Karamanlis has ruled out forming a coalition with the far-right LA.O.S party, which may enter parliament for the first time, and says he would call new elections if this is the case.
It looks like it's going to be a very close call.