Sunday, May 06, 2012

Elections: France and Greece

by Bill McBride on 5/06/2012 08:38:00 AM

Note: The Greek polls will be open until noon ET Sunday, and the French polls will be open until 2 PM ET.

Here are a few articles:

From the Athens News: Angry Greeks vote in cliffhanger election

Greeks enraged by economic hardship voted on Sunday in a deeply uncertain election ... Leaders from all sides emphasised the importance of the vote - which pollsters say is impossible to call - for the future of Greece, now suffering one of the worst recessions in postwar Europe.
From the WSJ: Greeks Head to Polls Amid Anger, Doubts Over Euro Future
The highly contested vote is expected to reflect the public's widespread anger with the political establishment after years of painful austerity and potentially usher in a prolonged period of unstable administrations and successive elections. ... anti-incumbent sentiment high and the country struggling through a fifth year of recession
From the Financial Times: France votes in presidential election
Millions of voters are casting their ballots in the second and final round of France’s presidential election with François Hollande favourite to win in what would be the first victory for a socialist candidate for 17 years.
excerpt with permission
From the WSJ: France Heads to Polls in Key Election for Euro Zone

From Le Monde: Scrutin présidentiel : Sarkozy et Hollande suspendus au vote des Français