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.”