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Will Greek voters make a great leap?

Marketplace Weekend Staff Jan 23, 2015
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Will Greek voters make a great leap?

Marketplace Weekend Staff Jan 23, 2015
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Greek voters are about to make a great leap. Maybe.

Polls suggest that elections this Sunday could bring to power a hard-left party called Syriza

which wants to end the so-called “austerity measures” – the swingeing curbs on public spending rigorously enforced by the outgoing government for years.

Syriza also wants to renegotiate the terms of a bailout Greece got from the IMF and EU.

Quite a shift from the policy of the outgoing government led by the center-right New Democracy Party, which has been careful to play nice with Greece’s creditors.

Lizzie O’Leary spoke to Marketplace’s Stephen Beard in Athens. 

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