HUFFINGTON POST
01/23/2015 11:00 am ET Updated Jan 26, 2015

Here's Why You Should Definitely Care About The Greek Election (VIDEO)

Greeks are heading to the polls on Sunday and the results of the vote could have consequences that reach far beyond the Hellenic Republic's sandy shores.

After years of austerity measures, this weekend's projected winner, opposition party Syriza, has promised to confront the country's creditors and renegotiate its debts. If that sounds too good to be true, that's because it very well may be. Greece's creditors have said they don't plan to budge on the current deal, setting up both parties for a dangerous stand-off.

So take a minute to catch up on the situation before it unfolds with our convenient explainer in the video above.

Video produced by: Eva Hill

Correction: An animation in the video mistakenly shows EU countries which are not part of the EuroZone.

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