Voters prepare for Greece polls
(BBC) Greeks are preparing to vote in a general election, weeks after their country was ravaged by wildfires that left more than 60 people dead.
The main challenge to Prime minister Kostas Karamanlis and his centre-right party, New Democracy, is the socialist Pasok party, led by George Papandreou.
Mr Karamanlis faced criticism over his handling of the fires, but analysts say he remains favourite to win.
Polling stations open at 0700 local time (0400 GMT) on Sunday.
Mr Karamanlis, who called the early election in August, had been expected to triumph in the poll.
But many Greeks felt the government was slow to react to the raging wildfires, and support for his party began to wane.
The BBC's Malcolm Brabant, in Athens, says all the indications are that New Democracy will do well.
But he says it is unclear whether it will get an overall majority in the 300-seat parliament.
Mr Karamanlis has said he will not consider a coalition as he needs a strong mandate to continue his reforms.
The Papandreou and Karamanlis families have dominated the Greek political scene for most of the past 50 years.
But analysts say smaller parties have been gaining support in the run-up to the election.