Greek IT election fiasco costs party chief his post


Greek opposition party leader Evangelos Meimarakis was warned in advance that there were problems with the party’s election software, but failed to act, it has emerged.

A challenger Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent him a letter on November 11 noting shortfalls in preparations for the vote.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/203703/opinion/ekathimerini/comment/the-stage-of-collapse

The IT company responsible for carrying out the vote did not even have a website.

Amid fears of an attempt to rig the vote, controlled opposition politician Meimarakis stepped down a head of New  Democracy.

The fiasco comes as a commentator in Kathimerini warns that Greece is close to becoming a failed state.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/203714/article/ekathimerini/news/after-vote-fiasco-new-democracy-to-hold-crisis-talks

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