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April 21, 2012

Election will not "change much"

The Economist predicts: "The voters may be unhappy, but the election will not change much"

"Opinion polls suggest that the May 6th vote is unlikely to produce a clear result. Yet the leaders of the PanHellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok) and the conservative New Democracy (ND) party, fractious coalition partners for five months, are spoiling for a fight, even if their parties end up joining forces in government again.

The voters are angry with ND over a public-spending spree that set Greece on the road to ruin, and with Pasok for failing to haul it back from the brink. ND has a modest but persistent poll lead. But Antonis Samaras, its leader, trails Evangelos Venizelos of Pasok by a small margin as the better choice as prime minister. Many Greeks plan to abstain. "



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