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Greek Socialists say voters face euro or default

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Socialist leader warned that the country faces default and mass poverty if voters backs anti-bailout parties in the upcoming general election.

Opinion polls suggest that Evangelos Venizelos' majority Pasok party will sustain heavy losses Sunday in the recession-hit country, after imposing more than two years of harsh austerity measures.

But Venizelos said at his final election rally in Athens on Friday that Greeks faced a choice between seeing through the painful measures and remaining in the euro and experiencing a disastrous default.

Pro-bailout conservatives are leading opinion surveys but are unlikely to be able to form a government.

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