The 2012 Greek Elections

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  • Greece is back on top of the international economic and political agenda after a brief respite as the country is forced to call a repeat election after a May 6 vote left parliament divided evenly between groups of parties that support and oppose austerity conditions attached to a 130 billion euro ($163 billion) rescue agreed with lenders in March.The latest opinion polls in Greece suggest anti-bailout leftist party Syriza has taken the lead ahead of a vote that is widely viewed as a referendum o

    Greece is back on top of the international economic and political agenda after a brief respite. Check out a guide to the key players in the coming election and Greek political crisis.

  • Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.

  • If you think you’ve got it tough living in America, just be glad you’re not going to be in Greece as that nation begins to confront the true reality of austerity.From a 15 percent cut in public wages to cigarette and alcohol taxes to Social Security reductions and means testing, the Greek measures will instill pain, necessary though it may be, for years to come.

    If you think you've got it tough living in America, just be glad you're not going to be in Greece as that nation begins to confront the true reality of austerity.