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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-07

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] PM Karamanlis casts vote in Thessaloniki
  • [02] European Parliament voting opens in Greece

  • [01] PM Karamanlis casts vote in Thessaloniki

    Prime minister Costas Karamanlis cast his vote in the European Parliament elections in Greece on Sunday morning, at the Aghios Eleftherios polling station in Thessaloniki.

    The government's choice is clear, it will carry on with its policies, reforms and work for a better future for the country, the premier said afterwards.

    "Today we vote for our representatives in the European Parliament. We vote for Greece's present and future in the European family. We vote for a strong Greece in a united Europe, for a more efficient and more social Greece with a stronger voice on the major international issues," Karamanlis said.

    "At this critical crossroads, our choice is crystal clear, a given fact, and solid. With the citizen as our ally, we are moving forward. We are making the policies and advancing the reforms needed by the country. In other words, we are ensuring a better future for us all, with responsibility and specific work, not just in words," Karamanlis said.

    Caption: Prime Minister Karamanlis visited his ruling New Democracy (ND) party's European Parliament elections headquarters at Syntagma Square in central Athens on Saturday afternoon. (ANA-MPA)

    [02] European Parliament voting opens in Greece

    Voting commenced at 7:00 a.m. throughout Greece for the election of the country's 22 representatives in the European Parliament, with all citizens aged 18 and up eligible to vote.

    Registered voters total 9,866,913, of which 4,727,782 are men and 5,053,866 are women.

    Greek citizens living or travelling in other EU members may vote in the country they are residing. EU member-states' citizens currently residing in Greece will also be able to vote in Greece if they have submitted a relevant application.

    The polling stations will close at 7:00 p.m.

    Caption: ANA-MPA/EPA file photo of the EU and the member states' flags outside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France.


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