1. NEW DEMOCRACY: 30.11% - 130 seats
2. SYRIZA: 26.49% - 70 seats
3. PASOK: 12.60% 34 seats
4. INDEPENDENT GREEKS 7.43% 20 seats
5. GOLDEN DAWN 6.93% 18 seats
6. DEMOCRATIC LEFT 6.05% 16 seats
7. KKE 4.52% 12 seats
None of the other parties is near the 3% threshold. Minor changes (+/- 0.5%) might occur at the final results.
Antonis Samaras made a statement from Zappeion:
Nobody can predict what will happen next Sunday... The two (ex?) major parties are trying to gather their powers and find a strategy that will allow to reduce leakages of voters due to the memorandum... After all, the two parties have common political plans that are focused on the European commands for austerity and budgetary consolidation, and it is almost sure that they will join their forces in a possibly coalition government.
Of course this could happen only if PASOK and New Democracy parties manage to reach a total percentage around 38% (despite the 50-seat bonus that the 1st party will receive due to the electoral law) of the electorate to pass the 150+1 seat limit and gain the absolute majority in the 300-seat Parliament
In his message to the Greek people Mr. Papademos said that “Greece is in the middle of a difficult path.” and that he pointed out the need of effective cooperation among the political forces.
"The last 5 months have shown that when faced with big problems and exceptional risks, we can finally work together, we can overcome the differences and chronic pathologies of our political life, we can make tough decisions to ensure a better future. We created a bridge of hope and opportunity." said Papademos and he added...
"...the people will choose the forces that lead the way which ensures our country's stay in the European Union and the euro"
According to the amendment (proposed by the Ministries of Interior and Finance), the amounts of party funding (for the last installment of 2011 and the first and second of 2012) are instantly released through the bill of "Arrangements for local development, decentralized government and administration"! In addition, the money provided through state funding can not be seized by creditors!
The funding was stopped during the last period due to outstanding obligations to the banks! PASOK and New Democracy owe around 240 million euros to the banks but that seems not to be a problem when you have the ability to make new laws...
A new loan, this time by the Bank of Attica, was granted to PASOK and New Democracy parties to meet their financial needs. The projected state funding for the second half of 2011 has not been paid and the two parties are unable to pay even the salaries of their staff. Therefore, the two major parties continue to use the common practice of borrowing money with future state funding as guarantee!
PASOK and New Democracy owe approximately 235 million to state banks with the state funding if 2015 as guarantee. Despite this fact, the Agricultural Bank has given credit for 200 million secured by accepting the grant and the year 2019 !!!
These new loans have caused the reaction of the "Democratic Alliance" party, which on several occasions in the past has asked the reduction of state funding for political parties! Member of the "Democratic alliance" stated: