It’s grim in Greece as voters go to polls – The National

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It’s grim in Greece as voters go to polls

Eric Randolph

Jun 17, 2012 

 

ATHENS // Greek voters could hold the fate of the world economy in their hands as they head for the polls today, but with their society on the brink of collapse many are ready to reject the harsh austerity measures imposed by the international community.

“I am one of the lucky ones: I was fired last week,” said Tasos Kostopoulos, a journalist with 25 years’ experience at one of Greece’s leading daily papers.

He had not been paid for 10 months. Now that he has been officially sacked, there is at least a chance of compensation.

“If the paper goes bankrupt, perhaps I will receive something in a year or two.”

This is what passes for good fortune in Greece today, two years after a debt crisis sent the country into a spiral…

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