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Greece votes in 1st post-bailout parliamentary elections
Greece votes in 1st post-bailout parliamentary elections

Athen, July 7 (TIWN) Voters across Greece voted on Sunday in the first parliamentary elections since the 2008 global financial crisis that triggered financial bailouts leading the Greek economy to shrink by 28 per cent and increasing unemployment.

Polling stations opened at 7am local time (0400 GMT) and will close at 7pm with 9,903,864 Greeks having the right to vote, according to the Athens News Agency.  With three new opinion polls predicting a clear victory for the conservative New Democracy party, Tsipras called for supporters to mobilise, hoping for a turn around.  “Today we are fighting this battle from the first to the last minute. With optimism and determination. The ballots are empty and all possibilities are open,” he tweeted on Sunday.

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