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Greek political party leaders to face off in live televised debate

  • The leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras laughs as main opposition conservative New Democracy head Vangelis Meimarakis waits for the start of a live televised debate at the state-run ERT television in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The leaders of all but one of Greece's main political parties hold a live televised debate for the first time in six years on Wednesday night before the country's Sept. 20 early election. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    The leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras laughs as main opposition conservative New Democracy head Vangelis Meimarakis waits for the start of a live televised debate at the state-run ERT television in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The leaders of all but one of Greece's main political parties hold a live televised debate for the first time in six years on Wednesday night before the country's Sept. 20 early election. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • The leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, adjusts his shirt as main opposition conservative New Democracy head Vangelis Meimarakis reads his notes before a live televised debate at the state-run ERT television in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The leaders of all but one of Greece's main political parties hold a live televised debate for the first time in six years on Wednesday night before the country's Sept. 20 early election. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    The leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, adjusts his shirt as main opposition conservative New Democracy head Vangelis Meimarakis reads his notes before a live televised debate at the state-run ERT television in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The leaders of all but one of Greece's main political parties hold a live televised debate for the first time in six years on Wednesday night before the country's Sept. 20 early election. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • The leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, reads his notes as technicians prepare him and main opposition conservative New Democracy head Vangelis Meimarakis before a live televised debate at the state-run ERT television in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The leaders of all but one of Greece's main political parties hold a live televised debate for the first time in six years on Wednesday night before the country's Sept. 20 early election. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    The leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, reads his notes as technicians prepare him and main opposition conservative New Democracy head Vangelis Meimarakis before a live televised debate at the state-run ERT television in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The leaders of all but one of Greece's main political parties hold a live televised debate for the first time in six years on Wednesday night before the country's Sept. 20 early election. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

The leaders of all but one of Greece's main political parties are to hold a live televised debate for the first time in six years ahead of the country's Sept. 20 early election.

The debate later Wednesday between seven politicians will be held at the state-run ERT television channel. Questions from six Greek TV journalists will be grouped into segments on the economy, education and health, migration and foreign policy. The politicians can also ask their rivals one question.

The Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party has complained it has not been invited to the debate, despite being the third-largest party in opinion polls ahead of the election.

Former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the vote barely eight months into his four-year term after signing a third bailout deal with creditors.