In Greece, the two main parties, PASOK (socialist) and New Democracy (conservative)--which are led by Evangelos Venizelos and Antonis Samaras respectively, and which bear much responsibility for the country's disastrous economic shape--appear to be recovering from their tailspins in the polls, and after Sunday's balloting may well end up in a coalition government . For more detail, check out Julia Amalia Heyer's report in Der Spiegel.
For the skinny on the U.K.'s local elections, which proceed even as I type, check out Patrick Hennessey's piece in The Telegraph, 'Three main parties braced for setbacks'. Or Michael White's in The Guardian, 'Local elections likely to point to the mid-term blues for coalition'. Or The BBC's coverage, 'Local elections: Council and mayoral voting in full swing'. What's at stake in these local elections ? The BBC has the answer.