Polls: Greek's pro-austerity parties gaining

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Four new opinion polls indicate that Greece's June 17 election could produce another hung parliament but that two mainstream parties that favor implementing Greece's bailout programs could be able to form a coalition government this time.

The polls indicate that pro-bailout New Democracy party and anti-bailout Syriza would probably finish first and second again, but that New Democracy would win more seats in parliament than during the May 6 national election, allowing it to team up with Socialist PASOK in a governing coalition.

The polls were published Sunday in the To Vima, Real News, Proto Thema and Eleftheros Typos newspapers.

Three of the polls questioned about 1,000 people and the Eleftheros Typos 1,212. That would give the polls a margin of error of about plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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