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Do the Greeks have a good idea here?

They are sirta the birthplace of democracy after all

Yes, I know they’ve messed up their economy pretty badly, and now they are adding a level of political chaos that threatens do suck plenty of (relatively) innocent bystanders into the vortex. But, reading a Motley Fool article about the Greek election (coming this Sunday) a sentence jumped out at me:

“Greek law prohibits opinion polls from being released within two weeks of an election.”

Is this a good idea? I suspect the Greeks aren’t the only ones that do it. It might be deemed to violate freedom of speech, press and the personhood of corporations, but I kinda like it. What think?