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Residents of Athens share their thoughts ahead of Greece’s general election on Sunday, in which opinion polls predict a clear victory for Greece’s opposition Conservative party and defeat for Syriza, the ruling left-wing party.

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The Establishment Politician Trying to Win Back Greece

Greece is poised to do something increasingly rare in Europe these days: elect an establishment politician as their next prime minister.

Despite presiding over a fragile economic recovery, Greeks appear to have grown tired of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party, and are looking to shake things up during this Sunday’s legislative election.

All signs indicate Kyriakos Mitsotakis of the centre-right New Democracy party will come out on top.

If those projections hold and Greeks end up choosing the 51-year-old Mitsotakis on Sunday, voters won’t just be voting for a fresh face, they’ll be ushering in a return to establishment politics.

Unlike Tsipras, who rose to power on a wave of anti-establishment sentiment and anger towards the EU, Mitsotakis represents Greek political aristocracy. His father Konstantinos was Prime Minister between 1990 and 1993.

“I think society realized that electing populists into power is not a solution to underlying economic problems. So essentially what is happening is the pendulum is swinging in the opposite direction,” he told VICE founder Shane Smith during an interview at the New Democracy party headquarters in Athens.

He’s not shy about his establishment credentials either. One of Mitsotakis’s main campaign planks is convincing Greek’s that his financial stewardship can spur renewed confidence in the Greek economy, and lead the lenders who bailed out its economy to the tune of 240 billion euros over eight years to ease their strict requirement that Greece maintain a budget surplus of 3.5 percent.

“The key challenge is to restore high growth rates,” Mitsotakis said. “If the economy grows faster, our creditors are going to be happy because the debt is going to be repaid more easily.”

And to get the economy growing at a faster rate Mitsotakis is appealing to young Greek who left the country during the financial crisis to return.

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Voting underway in Greece for European parliamentary election

Greeks cast their votes in the European parliamentary election at a polling station in Athens. Greece is one of the first countries to open its polling stations along with Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania and Cyprus as tens of millions of Europeans in 21 countries prepare choose their representatives. IMAGES

Easter target practice? ‘Rockets’ light up the sky as Greeks celebrate ‘Rouketopolemos’

Members of two neighbouring churches in Vrontados on the island of Chios fired thousands of homemade rockets at each other on Sunday, as part of ‘Rouketopolemos’ – an Easter tradition that has been celebrated by the churches of St. Mark’s and Panagia Erithiani for more than 120 years.

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Greeks burn Judas on Easter Sunday in a centuries-old tradition

Residents in the Greek port town of Ermioni revived the traditional ‘burning of the Judas’ ritual on Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday. A fleet of boats circled around a figure of the biblical disciple on Sunday night, before setting it alight.

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How Heart Disease Created America’s Wine Industry

For decades, red wine has been the “healthy” alcohol, set on a pedestal against its contemporaries. But, is red wine actually good for you? Where did this idea come from? We speak with a cardiologist about red wine’s health benefits.

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Jack: This is an inviting glass of wine. Inside is about 125 calories, about 15% alcohol by volume, and some antioxidants. Of course, we didn’t always think about it this scientifically. Humans have been drinking wine since the Dark Ages. The ancient Greeks even worshipped a god of wine. It wasn’t until the 20th century that we started asking ourselves, is red wine good for us? And that question is now more relevant than ever. After all, Americans have never consumed so much wine in their lives, but recent studies have shown that no amount of alcohol is good for you, and it seems pretty absurd that after all of this time, something so ingrained into culture could suddenly be bad for you. What if 10,000 years of human history has been wrong?

Dr. Nicole Harkin: If someone comes in and they’ve never consumed alcohol before, I certainly wouldn’t recommend starting to drink. Jack: So how often do patients ask you about red wine? Harkin: It’s definitely a common question I get. So I think the type of patients that tend to come to me do ask about alcohol consumption. It’s up there with, you know, stress.We all, you know, living in New York…

Jack: I began to wonder, where exactly did this idea that red wine is good for you come from? To answer that, we need to go to France. The year is 1976. It’s May 24, and France’s finest judges of wine gather for a blind tasting to decide which wines are the best in the world.

George Taber: The judges were the most famous wine experts that France had to offer.

Jack: That’s George Taber, the only journalist at the event now known as the Judgment of Paris, something that would change the world of wine forever.

Taber: Believe it or not, the California wines won in both the white category and the red category.

Jack: George reported the news, the French were furious, and Americans quietly rejoiced about something that they didn’t even really know they were good at. Up until this point, wine wasn’t a widely consumed beverage in the States.

Taber: Well, it was starting to become fairly popular, but not that much, it was still kind of the drink of the snobs…

Jack: Wine consumption and production would increase greatly during this time, setting the stage for what was to come.  As wine drinking grew in America, so did something else: waistlines.

Tape: 600 quality wieners pass through the famous hot dog highway.

Jack: An increase in processed foods boosted the amount of sugar and salt Americans consumed on a daily basis, sparking a nationwide obsession with weight and, more importantly, health. It was the perfect stage for what would happen next.

Harkin: For all countries, if you plot out kind of saturated fat and animal cholesterol consumption against cardiovascular disease, you sort of see a linear-based relationship whereby the more animal products you eat, the higher the rate of death. The French seemingly, for whatever reason, despite their large quantities of saturated fat intake, had a lower risk of cardiovascular death.

Jack: This went against conventional science at the time, but the French, despite their love of fatty meats, cheeses, and butter, had apparently found a loophole. In 1989, this unusual trend was coined the French Paradox. Two years later, “60 Minutes” premiered a landmark broadcast explaining the French Paradox and suggested that France’s regular consumption of red wine was what was protecting their hearts.

Morley Safer: So the answer to the riddle, the explanation of the paradox, may lie in this inviting glass.

Jack: At the time, “60 Minutes” was the highest-rated show on television, and middle-aged baby boomers now had this planted into their brains: You can eat all the meat and cheese and butter you want, all you have to do is drink more wine. Sales in the ’90s skyrocketed. Vineyards expanded, and everyone was drinking the hot new health beverage. The good reputation of wine is often attributed to its antioxidants like resveratrol, but there’s not enough resveratrol in wine to have beneficial effects. Right now, it’s just a good marketing term. It turns out it’s not just red wine that has some sort of health benefit. It’s any alcoholic beverage.

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