Greek voters lurch right in times of austerity

Military officers protest in Athens against austerity measures (photo:dpa)
Military officers protest in Athens against austerity measures (photo:dpa)

Greece’s coalition government is fighting to produce spending cuts acceptable to Europe’s Troika. But its austerity package is leading to social unrest and political confrontation with the judiciary, the police and the armed forces and support for the extreme right wing Golden Dawn.

SOCIAL unrest and political confrontation is growing in Greece as Prime Mister Antonis Samaras and his coalition government partners work laboriously to complete the 11.5 billion euros new austerity programme.

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