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Europe’s elections resonate across US presidential race

A man read election headlines in Athens Monday. The Greek government crisis may have an impact on US politics. A man read election headlines in Athens Monday. The Greek government crisis may have an impact on US politics. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)
By Bobby Caina Calvan and Megan Woolhouse
Globe Staff / May 8, 2012
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Elections in France and Greece brought jitters on Wall Street on Monday as uncertainty over Europe’s debt crisis barreled across the Atlantic and just as the debate over the economy, here and abroad, begins to play out in earnest in the presidential race. On Sunday, France and Greece elected left-leaning candidates, widely seen as public rebuke to the austerity measures meant to rescue Europe from further turmoil. But the effort was blamed for a surge in unemployment and fueled the backlash.

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