The polls opened for 10 million Greek voters

Since 7am on the morning of January 25, nearly 10 million Greek voters have started going to the polls to elect a new government. The electoral process, one of the most crucial after the fall of the military junta in 1974, will end at 7pm.

The interest of the international community in the outcome of the election is confirmed by the number of journalists accredited to the Press Centre at Zappeion Mansion. According to data from the Secretariat General of Information and Promotion, the election is being covered by 876 accredited journalists from 45 countries – a number 35 per cent higher than for the 2012 election.

There are 9 808 760 eligible voters and 19 449 polling stations. Among these, 99 007 are from other municipalities, who vote in 290 polling stations, 178 of which operate in Attica.

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