Update September 20, 2015

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Greek set to vote in fresh election

Sumel Sarker

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Greek set to vote in fresh election

20 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Voting is due to begin in Greece’s general election with opinion polls indicating a tight race between the left-wing incumbent Syriza party and the conservative New Democracy.

The snap election, Greece’s fifth in six years, was called after Syriza lost its parliamentary majority in August, reports BBC.

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras’s popularity plummeted after he agreed a new bailout deal with European leaders.

The bailout involved austerity measures which Syriza had vowed to oppose.

Greece is mired in a deep financial crisis and whoever wins Sunday’s election will have to oversee further tough economic reforms.

The BBC’s Richard Galpin in Athens says whichever party wins is unlikely to get enough seats to form a government alone.

That could mean a period of political instability just as deadlines loom for the implementation of a series of key financial reforms, he says.

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