Greek voters unjustly stopped from voting in German election

Greeks who travelled to Germany to vote on Sunday are furious they were turned away at voting stations. "Choosing in which country you want to vote is a right," said one protestor.

Greeks who travelled to Germany to vote on Sunday are furious they were turned away at voting stations. “Choosing in which country you want to vote is a right,” said one protestor. (Photo courtesy of Mario Tronti / ROSSO)

BERLIN – A coalition of Greek voters in Germany’s capital announced they reject election results showing Angela Merkel has won a third term as chancellor. Hundreds of thousands of Greek voters who showed up in Germany for Sunday’s election have alleged they were turned away from voting stations. Greek voters were expected to play a decisive role in unseating Merkel, who, along with her colleagues in the Christian Democratic Union, have been leading the drive for austerity measures across the EU. These measures have taken a particularly big toll in countries like Greece that are plagued by public-sector debt. “So much for the idea of democracy in Europe,” said Spiros Antino, a 33-year-old Greek plumber who was about to depart on a 20-hour drive back to Athens after an unsuccessful attempt to vote in Munich. “These politicians say they want to unify Europe, and they won’t even let us vote where we want.”