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Prosecutor to Investigate “Exit Polls” Posted by Blogs

The results of exit polls are not allowed to be published before the ballot boxes close at 7 pm. Supreme Court prosecutor ordered urgent investigation as to whether two Greek blogs violated the banning law and posted so-called “exit polls” while the voting is still taking place. The names of the blogs …

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Greek Elections 2012 Started with Minor Problems

Ballot boxes opened at 7 o’clock in the morning in more than 20,000 voting centres across the country. More than 9.9 million registered voters are called to elect the next government of the debt-ridden country. 32 parties are competing but polls suggested that 7 to 10 would enter the Greek …

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Stylida Mayor: “Vote Only Those Candidates With Working Experience”

 Short before the ballot boxes open, mayor of Stylida, gave some advice to voters. “Read all candidates’ CVs and vote only for those who can prove they have working experience,” Apostolos Gkletsos told Lamia Report. Greek voters mark a cross next to the name of the candidate or candidates they prefer on …

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Danish Tourists Stranded in Crete as Airliner Goes Bankrupt

Dozens of Danish tourists were stunned (and probably angry) to learn at the Chania airport on Friday that the airliner Cimber Sterling to take them back home had gone bankruptcy. Local news website Cretalive.gr reported that the tourists were unable to return home and that  local tour operations were doing their best to find alternatives …

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What Do Party Leaders Do Before Ballot Boxes Open?

What do party leaders do after a short but intensive election campaign, before the ballot boxes open? No, they don’t party. Not yet. They meet journalists, party officials and devoted supporters instead, and chat over drinks and food. In a rather relaxed mood, the leaders of  the small and big political parties organized  pre-ballot meetings …

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Greek Elections 2012 – Campaign Over, Now What?

The election campaing is over.  Both sides are exhausted. The voters due to the permanent bombing of political spots and endless discussions on radio and TV. The political parties and the candidates after a short but stressful and active three-weeks long campaign period. Decided voters are eager to go and …

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German FinMin Threatens Greek Voters 36 Hours Before the Elections

The man has nerve. And urgently needs crash courses in Democracy. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble intervened in the democratic process of elections and openly threatened Greek voters. In an attempt to influence the free democratic choice, Schaeuble said that “if  Greek voters were to vote for a majority that does not …

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Greek Elections 2012: Astrologists Predict About Political Leaders

As official opinion polls are banned and those leaked to the press or published at several websites are rather not reliable, astrology could be the alternative tool to predict the elections outcome. The super full moon on the night May 5th-6th 2012, occurring in the sign of Scorpio would be to blame …

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Elections Candidate Confused with Beggar and Gets Get ….Alms

A new candidate for a political party went to a local coffee-shop and started to distribute his business-card at the tables where village men were playing cards. The men were deeply focused on the game and didn’t raise an eye to see who is distributing the cards.. When the candidate approached again the …

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ND Elections Spot Angers Odysseas Elytis’ Heir

 Ioulita Iliopoulou got angry to see Nea Dimokratia using a picture and a verse of the great Greek poet and winner of 1979 Nobel Prize for Literature, Odysseas Elytis at the party’s main elections spot. “Elytis belongs to all Greeks and cannot be claimed by any political party” Iliopoulou, the guardian …

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Greek Elections: Dirty Games with Fake Opinion Polls

The election campaign ends today, the political parties are to hold their last meeting, and candidates to appear for the last time in the mass media. The Greek voter is supposed to get a 24-hour break from the bombardment of the ‘promises’ and ‘dilemmas’ (euro or drachma?) in order to contemplate …

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