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Leftist party Syriza widens lead slightly in last Greek polls ahead of Sunday's election

  • Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party enjoys a lunch with colleagues and journalists in central Athens, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has vowed to rewrite the terms of Greece's international bailout, is expected to defeat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservatives as Greece goes to the polls Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in a snap general election. Although expected to win, it is unclear whether Syriza will get enough parliamentary seats to form a government alone, or will have to seek a coalition deal with other parties. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party enjoys a lunch with colleagues and journalists in central Athens, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has vowed to rewrite the terms of Greece's international bailout, is expected to defeat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservatives as Greece goes to the polls Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in a snap general election. Although expected to win, it is unclear whether Syriza will get enough parliamentary seats to form a government alone, or will have to seek a coalition deal with other parties. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras talks to journalists, outside an election kiosk of his conservative New Democracy party with the Greek parliament in the background, in Athens, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Greece goes to the polls Sunday in a snap general election that has thrown into question whether the country will abide by the terms of its international bailout agreement if the left-wing Syriza comes to power. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras talks to journalists, outside an election kiosk of his conservative New Democracy party with the Greek parliament in the background, in Athens, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Greece goes to the polls Sunday in a snap general election that has thrown into question whether the country will abide by the terms of its international bailout agreement if the left-wing Syriza comes to power. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras leaves an election kiosk of his conservative New Democracy party, in Athens, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Greece goes to the polls Sunday in a snap general election that has thrown into question whether the country will abide by the terms of its international bailout agreement if the left-wing Syriza comes to power. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras leaves an election kiosk of his conservative New Democracy party, in Athens, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Greece goes to the polls Sunday in a snap general election that has thrown into question whether the country will abide by the terms of its international bailout agreement if the left-wing Syriza comes to power. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Greece's left-wing opposition Syriza party is leading the ruling New Democracy conservatives in the last nine polls published ahead of the country's election Sunday.

Syriza's lead varies from 2.8 percentage points to 6.7 points but is trending upward. In four of these polls, which are rolling ones, the lead rose sharply from Thursday to Friday evening, when the last polls were published.

Syriza has alarmed markets by urging massive debt forgiveness and wanting bailout deals rewritten.

The number of undecided voters remains significant. All but two polls show it near or above 10 percent.

The centrist party To Potami is in third place in four polls, while the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party is third in another four. They are tied in the ninth poll.

There is no campaigning Saturday.