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.