05 March, 2004
Internet users will be able to get an early peek at the results of the elections on Sunday, March 7 via the website 'elections2004' - a collaborative project set up by the Macedonian Press Agency (MPA), the Athens News Agency (ANA) and OTEnet.
As soon as the ballot boxes close on Sunday night, visitors to the Internet address http://www.mpa.gr/elections2004 will be able to see the results of all exit polls carried out during the day through comparative charts, after which there will be a steady stream of results from constituencies around the country as these are relayed from the interior ministry and by teams of reporters working for Greece's two national news agencies, along with the progressive overall results.
The site will also offer TV coverage of events on election night transmitted via Live Streaming Video, such as the statements of political leaders and top party officials, reports, discussions and a running commentary by a team of journalists.
During the pre-election period, the MPA, ANA and OTEnet also collaborated to present the pre-election campaigns of the parties on the Internet at the same site, which contained a wealth of information on all the party tickets in each prefecture, party activities and programs, the biographies of the candidates and information on the profile of the electorate, previous election results since the return of democracy in 1974, the Greek Constitution, electoral law etc.
The site also transmitted televised coverage of the major pre-election rallies by the parties in Athens, Thessaloniki and larger provincial towns, as well as a debate between representatives of all the parties running in the election. The last pre-election rally will be transmitted on Friday night.
Source: Athens News Agency
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