Voters across Greece turned up to vote on Sunday in the first parliamentary elections in the post-bailout era. Some went to extreme lengths to get to the ballots despite the heat and distance.


Voters of Castellorizo living on the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese were transferred to their remote island on Sunday aboard a Navy warship. The vessel conducted two trips, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Some 80 voters were transferred to the island to cast their ballots.


The Greek police rushed to two voting centres in Exarchia after a group of anarchists stormed into these. The group numbered eight to ten people who stormed inside the centres, threatened people and then rushed out stealing one of the ballot boxes and throwing a smoke grenade behind them. They reportedly burnt the ballot box at Exarchia Square.

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One of the most impressive arrivals to a polling booth was made by Aristidis Tsirikis and Angelos Houndalas who rode all the way to their local station on horseback.


A number of Greeks showed up wearing thongs, holding fans and trying as best they could to deal with the weather. Twitter was on fire with photos showing voting fashions.

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