Greece election vote leaves Euro in balance ~ link ~
Both parties, which have ruled Greece for 38 years, are widely blamed for a crisis that has taken the country to the brink of economic collapse. Between them they won only about 40 per cent of the vote. By contrast, parties that opposed the bail-out increased their share of the vote to over 46 per cent, with Syriza, the radical Leftist coalition that wants to discard the agreement, almost winning outright.
Greek pro-bailout parties set for ruling majority ~ link ~ The Greek people have chosen to go to the Great Greek Mutton Feast...the problem is, they the Sheeple, are the menu! Stirling
Parties committed to a bailout saving Greece from bankruptcy were set to win a slim parliamentary majority on Sunday, beating radical leftists who reject the terms of the lifeline and bringing relief to a world braced for fresh financial turmoil.
The election result looked likely to yield a coalition government led by conservative New Democracy but leaves an emboldened SYRIZA bloc to rally angry opposition in the streets to the punishing terms of the bailout. An official projection released by the interior ministry showed New Democracy taking 29.5 percent, with SYRIZA just behind on 27.1. The PASOK Socialists were set to take 12.3 percent of the vote.
Bailout forces in charge after Election Win ~ link ~ Because of a 50-seat bonus given to the party which comes first, that result would give New Democracy and PASOK 161 seats in the 300-seat parliament, in an alliance committed to a 130 billion euro ($164 billion) EU/IMF bailout keeping the country from bankruptcy.
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