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Angry backdrop of Greek elections

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Angry backdrop of Greek elections


It is hard to exaggerate the level of anger in Greece. The public blames the politicians for creating the current financial crisis and for imposing Draconian measures.

Something, they say, has to change.

“Everyone that has ruled our country for the last two decades, I want them gone,” said one woman. “It’s obvious that they haven’t achieved anything so I do not expect anything from them. So I want to see new faces, new people. How much worse could it be?”

“Tonight we will have a Greek storming of the Bastille. It’s liberty, equality, fraternity. It’s the change of this regime,” predicted another voter.

“Ask them and the Greeks will tell you that from Monday May 7 onwards nothing will be the same for their political life,” explained our correspondent in Athens, Laura Davidescu. “The old bi-polar party system will be over and the country will go into uncharted political waters. From polling stations across Greece a largely unpredictable outcome is expected for both the cradle of democracy and Europe.”

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