Greece will have its first election in a decade on Sunday (17 November) to elect a Parliament which will restore democratic rule, abolished when the Army seized power in April, 1967.
GV Headquarters of the "New Democracy" Party
LV Headquarters of the "United Left Party"
LV Headquarters of the "Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement"
SV ZOOM OUT picture of George Mavros outside the Centre Union-New Force Party building
LV and CU Election poster sin the street (3 shots)
CU Man looking at polling list
SV Newspapers being delivered
SV People buying newspapers in street
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Background: Greece will have its first election in a decade on Sunday (17 November) to elect a Parliament which will restore democratic rule, abolished when the Army seized power in April, 1967.
The voting will take place in about 12,500 polling stations throughout the country during the day. The first definite trend of the election will not be known before midnight.
About six million Greeks will choose their new leaders from a list of 1,426 candidates belonging mostly to five main political parties.
Premier Constantine Karamanlis party -- the New Democracy Party -- is predicted to win an overall majority in the 300-member house and to lead the cabinet.
The Centre Union-New Forces Party is expected to be a tough contender along with the United left.
The new Parliament is due to convene on 9 December -- one day after a referendum on the future of the monarchy, abolished by the military in June 1973.