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A new poll puts the right-wing New Democracy party back in the lead in Greece with 26.1%, ahead...

A new poll puts the right-wing New Democracy party back in the lead in Greece with 26.1%, ahead of the anti-austerity SYRIZA, which had been well out in front last week. Crucially, New Democracy and the Socialist PASOK party would have enough seats to form a pro-bailout government.
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  • bbro
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    Come on Greeks you can do it!! Melitzanas for everybody!!
    18 May 2012, 06:04 AM Reply Like
  • Gregor_MacGregor
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    I think that may be how they got here in the first place :)
    18 May 2012, 06:26 AM Reply Like
  • Richard93
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    BBRO CUTE we will have to wait . Who knows what will happen between now and then. They are running out of money it may come just before or after the vote.
    18 May 2012, 06:28 AM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    The US stocks now depend on Greek election polls? It is getting better and better ;P
    18 May 2012, 06:31 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    If you don't think a Grexit will affect the US taxpayer, you haven't been paying attention.

     

    Here's a hint: I.M.F.
    18 May 2012, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • Rupert Nicholson
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    It seems like the greeks are figuring out and that in is a choice between the European Union and austerity or SYRIZA. This is a great sign
    18 May 2012, 07:02 AM Reply Like
  • Richard93
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    T P it all about contagion and who blinks first.
    18 May 2012, 07:03 AM Reply Like
  • Rubenov
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    Never a good idea to go with the communists... I think they're catching on to that.
    18 May 2012, 07:50 AM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    That was a protest vote. The NAZI party also had good gains. Extreme times feed the fringes.
    18 May 2012, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • Rupert Nicholson
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    Totally agree, people venting their frustration thats all
    18 May 2012, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Greeks voted for Syriza because the primary parties failed to represent their interests.

     

    Syriza's inability to compromise in the interests of the people and tone down its rhetoric is pushing folks back to the partioes responsible for Greece's failures, ND / PASOK.

     

    The situation is by no means resolved as Syriza may still soften its position, pulling those votes back, but the track continues to look distinctly like Greece is staying in the EU, and will vote for same.
    18 May 2012, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • Freedoms Truth
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    Greece's interest is to first stay in the Euro and not become a 3rd world country and 2nd to get a pro-growth policy to help them out of the depression. The least bad option is the new democracy party.
    Hopefully they will get a good mandate as voters come to their senses, and at least one macro risk will be taken off the table as the EU kicks that can down the road.
    18 May 2012, 09:20 PM Reply Like
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