Exit poll predicts narrow victory for Syriza in Greece, without a majority

Exit poll predicts narrow victory for Syriza in Greece, without a majority
Alexis Tsipras casting his vote earlier today. Picture: AP

Exit polls in Greece’s early election show the left-wing Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras likely winning, but falling short of an absolute majority needed to form a government.

The early indication exit poll showed a close contest, with an outside chance that rival conservative New Democracy could be capable of an upset.

Syriza was projected to win between 30 and 34%, and New Democracy between 28.5 and 32.5%.

The poll indicated eight parties would be elected to parliament, with a ninth - the anti-bailout Popular Unity party formed by rebel Syriza members – struggling to make it past the 3% threshold.

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