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Greek Election: How it happened

Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 03:52

June 18 - Reuters Axel Threlfall reports from the streets of Athens during the Greek election and finds out how people feel on the morning after the night before.

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So the great polls have just closed shortly after 7 PM -- now driving. Towards intact a square which is essentials wet wet yet parliament is the latest polls suggesting that it's new democracy is just no point 5% ahead of us that Isa the radical that policy. So as the sun sets and this is very very much -- -- -- -- even -- cab driver has via the latest polling. Results on the television. It's -- to concede that everyone nervous. Everyone waiting to see what the outcome of this very very close election hoping. That they're among my left -- the parliament building outside an apartment building which means coming around now to. The square itself all bureau the right -- its -- across the way that will be heading -- -- -- -- -- to find out just how -- things -- right now says about. 9 PM -- Austin, Texas -- the main square in Athens this is quickly filling up with people were right here. Outside the parliament to seek new democracy have a expand head. Com. He got people watching of course television screens seeing these results slowly trickling and it's going to be a long nights to the Greek people the whole world is watching. So we're in the U voices confidence -- 25 cost knowing this sort of harsh -- -- from now because in flames minutes. The official projection. For this vote comes through. As you can see from the subways bus terminal. Conservative new democracy is an official projection getting 128 seats in parliament since that -- to see us. And -- so 73. So this social interior ministry projection. Looks like and you democracy. -- -- So it's now -- 11 PM increase. It's a very very fast moving story this. The radical lists at -- have conceded. The conservative new Democracy Party have claimed victory saying that says Greeks have been to two state. In the -- -- single currency. The question now of course is that one former new government is just how strong. And that new government being. So is now just on midnight and had back into the main sweats and -- right new democracy have won this election. When -- go -- that have a chat with some of the people. The new democracy stand and see what that feeling all right now you feel hopeful now. I think that we have hope we all would have done some rats. With the morning off from a chemist grad is easy fix that pretty mellow it's not too busy that's where the new democracy ten was last night as secrecy. -- -- -- But it seemed to be this sense of election fatigue if you like some -- wander around -- people how they feel this morning. Everything -- morning and then. Or the bag to everything going critic now no problem. This is what's happened the best thing for your business a business like this -- it just basically -- we have much more stability apparently. And. Hopefully. They get things going how how are you feeling this morning. And I am not to vote -- an -- because a week that it would -- water now I. We have not -- some mixed reactions to say the least perhaps allow this message to come out of this second election in as many months. Greece remains a deeply divided society. -- approval for Reuters in Athens.

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Greek Election: How it happened

Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 03:52