Greek conservatives win parliamentary election

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greece's conservative New Democracy party achieved a crushing victory in a national election on Sunday, official results showed.

New Democracy had a lead of 40.8% of the vote based on 94.3% of the votes counted versus 20.1% for the leftist Syriza party, but fell just short of the threshold needed to form a government on its own.

Following are the official results released by the Interior Ministry.


ND 40.8


PASOK 11.6

KKE 7.2

EL 4.5

Other parties 15.9

Source: Interior Ministry data, with 94.3% of votes counted

ND: Conservative New Democracy party, leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Syriza: Leftist coalition party, leader Alexis Tsipras

PASOK: Socialist party, leader Nikos Androulakis

KKE: Communist party, leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas

EL: Right-wing Elliniki Lysi (Hellenic Solution), leader Kyriakos Velopoulos

(Reporting By Athens BureauEditing by Chris Reese)