The Greek people, suffering from a deep recession, high unemployment and disillusionment with the political process, is heading to the polls with a heavy tread.
These are "the elections no one wants to vote in" Nick Malkoutzis, the deputy editor of the English edition of Greek newspaper Kathimerini, told CNBC.
A coalition government will likely emerge, possibly even one containing both New Democracy and Syriza. Yet the tenure of this government might be even more important than the bright, but swiftly dashed light of Syriza's, which was disbanded by Tsipras after he was forced to accept the bailout conditions despite pledging to rid the Greeks of austerity.
"A weak government could put at risk the 86 billion euros ($98 billion) program execution, further disbursement of official funds, official debt relief and, ultimately, could re-ignite exit risks," economists at Barclays warned in a research note.
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