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Student elections in Greece

News Θεσσαλονίκη, Greece - 16 May 2012

Student voted for their representatives during the annual spring elections in Thessalonika, Greece, began on May 16, 2012.

"Two major events monopolise the interest of large sections of the Greek academic community, politicians and the wider public this time of the year, each for their own particular reasons. Student elections in Greece are a highly politicised process given that the parties in the Greek parliament have their own student sections in the universities," Our contributor wrote. "This year, the elections assume a particular poignancy coming as they are only weeks from the national elections and, as some still expect, a general election in Greece.

"In this sense the student elections will provide a strong indication for their parent parties of the likely outcome of the forthcoming single or double polls. Thousands of students will cast their vote to elect their representatives for the student management council in each institution and also in the National Students Union Council.

"The latter, oddly enough, has not been convened for the last several years because the various students groups have not been able to agree on the results of the elections. In the last few years the elections have lost their dynamism and most of their credibility, mainly as a result of the patronage they receive from the political parties that guide and advise the groups for their own ends."

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