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Greek party banks on drachma debt solution

New political party says sticking with euro is keeping country in debt and making exports uncompetitive.

Last Modified: 19 May 2013 00:16
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Many Greeks believe their country is paying a high price to stay within the eurozone.

Public spending cuts have fuelled a six-year recession. A new political party has been promising to turn Greece around by dumping the euro and reverting to its old currency, the drachma.

Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

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