Wieder die Masse
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Furious over rising joblessness and harsh austerity, voters took out their anger on Greece’s two major parties in Sunday’s elections. Results indicated the first major shift in the country’s political landscape in four decades, raising questions about the future of its reform program.
The radical left coalition party, SYRIZA, scored the biggest gain. SYRIZA, which opposes austerity, picked up 16.5 percent of the vote (up from 4.7 percent at the 2009 election). All together, anti-austerity parties claimed 60 percent, a major rebuke to EU mandated bailout policies.
Greek voters vent rage on major parties, May 7, 2012