- Posted June 17, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What does it mean to be Greek?
Greece Goes to the Polls Today
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Fortunately, I was allowed to take photos of the full Election Committee of an Elementary Grammar school in Marousi and the voting place. Also in the area was a representative of the Coalition of the Radical Left who graciously gave me an ID nameplate as a remembrace.
A lady lawyer who walked with me to the school near Poulopoulou Street told me that the Greeks have high hopes on the pronouncements of the Coalition of the Radical Left. Although they dont want to get out of the Eurozone they will not give their support to the parties responsible for the austerity measures which have brought misery to their lives.
Ms. Eleni Stavraki , a school teacher was very vocal about her stand on the issues confronting her country. "This is our last chance to save Greece from its present predicament. We don't want to get out of the eurozone and we believe Syriza offers the best option out of this crisis, " she said.
"They are all the same. The Communist Party is old fashioned and they don't want to collaborate with Syriza," she added.
The polls will close at 7pm.There are 20,560 voting centers across the country. Exit polls soon after the closure of the voting centers will give an initial indication of the frontrunners.