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  1. Greece Fails to Elect President

    The future is up for grabs. President Stavros Dimas failed to get a required 180 parliamentary votes to stay in power. That means snap elections on Jan. 25, with the leftist Syriza party leading the polls. The anti-austerity party wants to renegotiate the national bailout deal Greece made the EU and others, and write off the national debt – which could potentially lead to Greece getting booted from the eurozone. Nervous investors have already caused a 10 percent drop in the markets, with more instability to come.

    The Guardian, Reuters

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