Greece Goes to the Polls

Voters go to the polls in the birthplace of democracy Sunday. Greece’s much-anticipated vote, the second the country has held in less than two months, is sure to have wide-ranging effects as citizens choose between parties divided starkly on austerity measures and Greece’s participation in the euro. As world leaders gather in Mexico for the G20 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have said they will remain in Europe until an outcome is known in Greece. The impending Greek elections have been an object of concern for investors and politicians alike in recent weeks, with some saying it is time for Greece to withdraw from the 17-nation common currency.