Greeks Dread Election Results

    New Democracy supporters wave Greek flags as party leader Antonis Samaras delivers a speech during the main pre-election campaign in central Athens, on Friday, June 15, 2012. Greeks cast their ballots this Sunday for the second time in six weeks, after May 6 elections left no party with enough seats in Parliament to form a government and coalition talks collapsed.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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    Greeks say they’ll head to the polls Sunday with a dark cloud over them, fearing that no political party may be up to the Herculean task of rebuilding the nation’s economy. “I would be very surprised if—ta da!—everything is clear” on Monday after the elections, said Vanguard Asset Management economist Peter Westaway. Greek voters could not choose a clear winner in the last round of elections in May, but this time around politicians have said they’ll make the compromises necessary to form a government. With talk of a Greek exit whispered around the continent, a deal may be a painful necessity to prevent further catastrophe.

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