An important election is being held today, in which Greeks will choose between prolonged austerity measures but within the eurozone or for the promise of less austerity measures with the risk of being booted out of the eurozone. It is true that we have been widely responsible for what has come about to our country & economy, by over-borrowing to sustain a huge, unproductive public sector & its deficits, and as voters, we have re-elected the same two political parties over & over again for the past 40 years which have been dipped in back-alley, under the table agreements for any scenario you can imagine, such as public sector trade unions, armament & technology programs in collaboration with major EU countries and so on and so forth. It was brought up in the Europarliament that while we were being bailed out, we were forced to buy weapons by France & Germany (rafal planes, submarines etc). It is also worth mentioning that the public sector, which was everyone's dream working for, up until the regulations imposed by the troika, no one could be fired irrelevant the reason. Even if murder was involved, yes, we do have a case, where a convicted public servant is in jail and is still paid his salary (...). Ever since this changed, all public sector & trade union voters who perpetuated this sick democracy, have moved to SYRIZA, the very possible new majority party in the Greek parliament. SYRIZA is a left wing party comprised by 16 smaller left wing parties that became unified in 2003. The polyphony often emitted by this party creates confusion and there is no clean cut plan suggested to date, with mixed announcements being made on what it plans to do should it be elected. These range from letting Greece default on its debt, attempting renegotiations of the EU/IMF bailout, and even leaving the Eurozone and reintroducing a national currency of unknown ROE value. Various polls place SYRIZA ahead in the election outcome, ranging from 2% to 5%. As stated above, this party is among others supported by public sector, labor unions, fired public sector employees (the long time notion that public sector employees could/would never be fired has been overturned), unemployed individuals spanning in all age groups and conspiracy theorists of all kinds. While not all Greeks fall into this sick category with private sector labor being one of the most overworked & underpaid in the EU, however, the high percentage (50%) of youth unemployment is mostly because they don't care to work since low market wages are equivalent to the state unemployment wages and are further supported by parents who still have enough cash flow to maintain their offspring. On the other hand, banks over lending are not by any chance innocent of their actions, and the majority of the bailout was not about saving Greece, but about saving the EU banking system from a destructive monetary collapse. As a Greek citizen, I find myself perplexed at the complexity of Greece's issues, but I voted for stability, even if it means it will cost more at a personal level, instead of the even more costy scenario of being outside the Eurozone, with a new national currency being reintroduced (eg GRD). In such a case, several aspects of the local economy will be affected, since the introduction of a new currency in a weak and destabilized economy will surely result in high depreciation/devaluation & inflammation of the new currency as soon as it is minted. Restricted cash flow will be –probably- imposed in order to prevent attempted bank runs, GDP/GNP indexes will run wild & energy cost (oil, electricity) is bound to rise overnight. However, probable restriction in cash flow will not be imposed on transactions deriving from economic activity. For a time prices will be expressed in dual currency, either in USD/GRD or EUR/GRD. Instability & transitional period might last from 30 to 90 days, but it is very difficult to accurately predict. Bash on, we partly deserve it, but so do other major players of the unelected heads of the EU (Barozo & Co) and now Greeks are possibly reacting with their vote for a party that is dangerously unpredictable, which supports local terrorist groups & individuals, has no clear plan on what to do with a country as dipped in excrement as ours, and having their heads bloated over the potentiality of taking on power & the global attention they enjoy at this point in time.