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Politicians unwelcome in parts of Greece

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Politicians unwelcome in parts of Greece


The Peloponnese is not an area of Greece where candidates in today’s election feel welcome. Turnout by local people to choose who might govern them is expected to be low.

The widespread devastation after the fires in the villages on the southern peninsula have left many people disinterested in politics and politicians.

The flames may have died off but memories in the Peloponnese will likely be influenced by the catastrophe for a long time.

One elderly voter whose house was destroyed is doubtful about voting.

“We are expecting nothing from these elections. We don’t even know if we are going to vote. Nobody has told us anything,” she said.

The government has outlined a reconstruction programme for the regions affected by the fires.
It has already handed out 3,000 euros for each victim.

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