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Greeks vote in election critical to country's financial future; radical left party favored

Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout. The Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras has remained firmly ahead of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party in opinion polls throughout the election campaign, which was called two years ahead of schedule. But those polls also have shown that a significant portion of voters remained undecided until the last minute, and suggest that Syriza might struggle to win enough parliamentary seats to form a government on its own. ...

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