While voting ended in Britain on Thursday at 10pm, it is only tonight after the polls close in the democratically significant city of Athens that results can start being announced across Europe.
Ballot boxes have been locked away for days, and will be resurrected in just a few hours time in order to be counted, ready for the media circus to start. For Britain’s political establishment, today is D-Day.
Nigel Farage’s eurosceptic, UK Independence Party (UKIP) has been promising an “earthquake” in British politics. If they deliver it, garnering around 30 percent of the vote and topping the polls, then the three other major political parties have a job on their hands before the next general election in 346 days.