GREEK EXIT POLLS: No Majority For Austerity Parties, Fringe Parties Surge
Adam Taylor and Simone Foxman
May 6, 2012
The first exit polls from today’s big Greek election are out…
The Conservative New Democracy party looks to have secured the largest vote (17 – 20%).
Crucially it does not look like ND and its rival center-left PASOK have secured 39-40% of the vote, falling short of the support they needed to win 151 seats in the parliament. The lack of a majority could spell trouble for the passage of more austerity measures to comply with with the terms of Greece’s second bailout.
Stunningly, anti-austerity left-coalition Syriza (15.5 – 18.5%) seems to have the second largest share of the votes, surpasing the typically more popular PASOK.
Golden Dawn, the far right party that has caused much controversy in the country, looks set to win around 6 – 8% of the vote and enter Greek parliament.