The World: Political Drama in a Classic Setting

For Greece's first election in more than a decade, Syntagma Square in Athens became a stage in a classic setting.

To the east there was the sandstone Parliament building, its doors still shuttered after seven years of dictatorial rule. To the south there was the stately Acropolis, a more distant symbol of the contest to be waged. During the last three nights of the campaign, the leading political par ties came to Syntagma Square to stage their final rallies and make their last pitch to the voters — as stirring a symbol of Greece's...

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