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Greeks ponder dramatic choice on decisive day

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Greeks ponder dramatic choice on decisive day


Some pollsters believe voters arriving at polling stations such were undecided almost till the last minute.

It is thought that in towns and cities, Syriza’s message has struck a chord, while the conservatives of New Democracy may go down slightly better in rural areas.

“I support my interests… I mean I’m a worker… I have supported a left group, a left party. I voted for Syriza, this is my rationality,” said one man in Athens after he cast his ballot.

Another man was thinking beyond party politics:
“If this comes up or the other one comes up I don’t really care. All I care about is stability. If you get stability then you can get everything else – money, jobs – if you don’t have stability you don’t get any investments, you don’t get anything,” he said.

Our correspondent in Athens Laura Davidescu asked:
“How will Greeks decide in such a desperate situation, where each of the two favourite parties accuse the other of leading the country towards failure, even towards apocalypse? If there is a choice, today on Sunday, June 17, it is certainly a very difficult decision between two equally dramatic scenarios.”

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