Greek Cities Gear Up for a Contentious Election

A far-right party gains a foothold.

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Members of the Greek extreme right Golden Dawn held a last-minute rally in Perama, a city outside of Athens.

In 2009, the party got just .23 of the vote. This year, however, polls show the party polling at about 5 percent. Golden Dawn's ascent is troubling - critics decry the party as "neo Nazi." But the recession and high austerity measures have rewritten the country's political landscape.

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