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Greece’s New Democracy Leads With 65% Of Votes Counted

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With 65 percent of votes counted in Greek parliamentary elections, the center-right New Democracy party receives 19.8 percent of the vote, while its coalition partners, center-left Pasok, are third with 13,6 percent of the vote.

The current results give the ruling Greek coalition a weak majority in parliament, with New Democracy receiving 61 seats in parliament plus the 50 seats the winner gets under the law. Its coalition partners get 42 seats.

The New Democracy and Pasok are the pro-bailout parties among those who are likely to pass the 3 percent parliament threshold.

Syriza, a radical leftist party, is a solid runner-up in the polls, as 16.2 percent of the vote give it 50 parliamentary mandates.

Other parties that are likely to win seats in parliament are Independent Greeks with 10.5 percent (32 seats), the Communist party with 8.4 percent (26 seats), neo-Nazi Golden Dawn with 6.9 percent (21 seats) and the Democratic Left with 6 percent (18 seats).

The final results are due on Monday.

Ria Novosti

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