Huge election turnout as Greeks seek way out of financial crisis

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Voters cast ballots in the Panormou district of central Athens, Greece. The leftist party Syriza was heavily favoured by opinion polls to earn the largest share of votes.
Voters cast ballots in the Panormou district of central Athens, Greece. The leftist party Syriza was heavily favoured by opinion polls to earn the largest share of votes. Jacob Resneck/RFI

In the Greek capital Athens, thousands turned out for parliamentary elections that could decide the country’s future relations with the rest of the European Union. Many people of different stripes headed for polling stations but they all said they wanted the same thing: a way out of the financial crisis.