Together with Pasok party and the Democratic Left, a small party that won only 16 percent of the vote, Mr. Samaras forms a New Government.
Mr. Samaras had supported the bailout. After the May elections, in which New Democracy and Pasok suffered a drubbing while Syriza made big gains, Mr. Samaras has said he will seek to soften the deal’s terms; but soon, Mr. Samaras will be forced to make massive spending cuts to carry out the country’s “obligations” according to the Memorandum…
Syriza party stated it will fight if the new government does not repudiate the most onerous terms of Greece’s loan deals.
Meanwhile, the departmental finance minister George Zanias will represent Greece at the meeting of Eurogroup on Thursday, and Ecofin on Friday. Mr. Zanias will ask the Finance Ministers of the Euro zone for a time extension of two years to reduce the deficit (until 2016).
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Ministry of Interior
Minister: Euripides Stylianidis
Undersecretary: Charalambos Athanassiou (former president of the Judges Association)
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:
The first exit polls show that New Democracy party will get between 30.5 per cent and 27 per cent,the left-wing Radical Left Coalition of Syriza between 30 per cent and 27 per cent and PASOK between 12 per cent and 10 per cent:
1. NEA DIMOCRATIA: 27.5% – 30.5%
2. SYRIZA: 27% – 30%
3. PASOK: 10% -12%
4. INDEPENDENT GREEKS 6% – 7.5%
5. CHRYSI AVGI 6% – 7%
6. DEMOCRATIC LEFT 5.5% -6.5%
7. KKE 5% -6%
In another exit-poll by "Public Issue" for SKAI TV, Syriza seems to be the winning party with 25-31%:
People of Greece voted for the second time in six weeks in the elections that determine the fate of the crisis-hit country and maybe the future of the euro currency!
First exit polls will be published just after 7 p.m (Athens) when voting ends. The first official estimation will be released around 9:30 p.m.
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New Democracy party comes 2nd with 24% and PASOK was with 15%.
The poll also reveals an eight-party parliament:
Syriza is probably the country's most popular party since there are no information about the two ex-major parties...
The international news agency Dow Jones Newswires, reported that Syriza is now garnering around 25% of the vote--up from the outcome of the 6th of May elections when it gathered 16.8% of the votes, two percentage points behind New Democracy's 18.9%.
Three parties are fighting (New Democracy, Syriza, PASOK) for the top spot in the country's critical parliamentary elections, with no definitive front-runner and none gaining enough votes to form a government!
The first exit polls show that New Democracy party will get between 17 per cent and 20 per cent, PASOK between 14 per cent and 17 per cent, and the left-wing Radical Left Coalition of Syriza, between 15.5 per cent and 18.5 per cent!
Exit polls of the Greek media:
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
The Greek Communist Party (KKE) as well as the left-wing SYRIZA party rejected the invitation for the meeting among the Greek president Papoulias and the party leaders on Monday for the reason that the new coalition government is not established through elections and thereby is illegitimate. As a result, the meeting was canceled.
KKE leader Aleka Papariga belittled the crisis coalition deal, on the grounds that the temporary government will not have the capability to restrain the nation's huge debt avoiding a default.