Ahead of second election on Sunday, Greeks are withdrawing money out of banks and stocking up on food. Bankers have said about $1 billion were leaving banks daily and retailers are seeing an increase of consumers buying non-perishable food. Other goods at stores have seen a major drop in sales as the Greek people spend any money they have on food.
The latest official poll shows the conservative New Democracy party (supports bailout) and the leftist Syriza party (wants to cancel bailout deal) running neck and neck. With the election fast approaching, publishing polls is now illegal and each party is now leaking “secret polls” showing them in the lead.
“This is nonsense,” one reputable Greek pollster said. “Our polls show the picture has not changed much since the last polls were published. Parties may be leaking these numbers on purpose to boost their standing.”
The Greek people are fearing the worst come Sunday as they pull money from financial institutions and stockpile food. The elections in Greece will have an impact across the world as investors watch the results closely.