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Friday, June 15, 2012

Greece Prepares For General Election

(AP)

Greece holds another general election Sunday, after last month’s election failed to produce a government. The political stalemate was caused by a collapse in the vote for the main traditional parties.The anti-austerity radical left saw its support increase dramatically, but so too did the extreme right.

Guest:

  • Mark Lowen, BBC reporter in Athens

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