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Europe Braces Itself as Greek Voters Head to Polls

•, Common Dreams staff
 Today Greeks go to the polls for an early general election, which may result in turmoil, threatening to reinvigorate the Euro-zone crisis.
Greece's two main parties, the socialist Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and the New Democracy conservatives, are expected to suffer in the parliamentary poll as voters have continued to express widespread anger over thier imposed austerity measures and the continued handling of the economic crisis.

Both PASOK and New Democracy want to continue to work with the unpopular "troika" of the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank, continuing the austerity path. This has assured support for a plethora of anti-austerity politicians from all sides of the political spectrum.