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Greek election results "not a surprise"

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Political stalemate may be on the cards in debt-ridden and austerity-weary Greece after its parliamentary elections, but – for many – the results are coming as no surprise.

Nobody won enough votes to form a government, with the two main parties seeing their support slump to the lowest level since the mid 1970s.

“People demonstrated. It is a reaction,” said one Athens resident. “I think it was a normal election and it is time to finish with the two big parties. The change is now obvious, young people have pointed towards that change.”

Another commented: “The result was not a surprise. We expected it. We’ll have more elections.”