Presses rolling for European and local ballots


Workers are seen producing posters for European Parliament and local authority elections on Sunday, May 26 at the National Printing House in Athens, Monday. A total of 40 Greek parties will run in this year’s European polls, compared to 43 in 2014 and 27 in the 2009 ballot. A total of 49 parties had registered to run for this year’s elections but nine either failed to pay the compulsory 3,000-euro fee or to present a full list of candidates to the Supreme Court, which signs off on the parties that are eligible to run. [Yannis Kolesidis/EPA]