ATHENS, January 25 (Sputnik) – Greek left-wing party Syriza has gained up to 35,5 percent of the vote, running ahead of the incumbent New Democracy party by 6 percent at the national snap election, according to exit polls data obtained by RIA Novosti on Sunday.
- Yes, the EU fears Greece will exit the eurozone, so SYRIZA holds the cards.56.8% (715)
- I don't believe in success of this particular party, but their victory marks the revival of Greece.20.0% (251)
- No, their promises to reduce austerity are utopian and will not be accepted by the 'Troika'.14.2% (178)
- No, nothing good has ever come from radicalism.9.0% (113)
The Center-left To Potami comes fouth in the polls with 6,2 percent, the Communist party KKE has received 5 percent of the vote, and the center-left Pasok has garnered 4,5 percent. The Independent Greeks are the last party to surpass the 3-percent election hurdle, having gained some 4,3 percent of the vote.
The social democratic party Kinima under the lead of former Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou has collected only 2,9 percent, failing to enter the parliament.
Greece announced early parliamentary election in December 2014, after the parliament failed to elect a president and was dissolved.
The Syriza party, which topped pre-election polls, pledges to revoke highly unpopular austerity measures that are part of a bailout plan imposed on the country by international creditors.