Photo: To Vima newspaper
It seems it’s going to be a long night in Greece according to the uncertain results reported by the exit polls of the pollsters. The difference between New Democracy and the Radical Left party SYRIZA is less than 1 percent and it is thought that the thriller about the outcome will continue until the counting of the final ballot.
Analysts say the election night will resemble the one in the year 2000 when New Democracy and PASOK took turns at the winner’s place, and the "greens" won with a lead of several thousand votes.
So, exit polls indicate a difference of half a percentage in favour of New Democracy against SYRIZA. The "blue" are expected to receive between 27.5 - 30.5 percent, SYRIZA is expected to get between 27-30 percent, PASOK between 10-12 per cent, the Independent Greeks from 6 to 7.5 percent, Golden Dawn 6 to 7.5 percent, the Democratic Leftist party 5.5 to 6.5 per cent and the Communist Party 5-6 per cent. According to sociologists in the next parliament will surely enter only those specific seven parties, as the others are very far from the 3 percent barrier, which would have ensured their entry into it.
At the elections on the 6th of May New Democracy won 18.85 percent of the votes, SYRIZA - 16.78 percent, PASOK - 13.18 percent, the Independent Greeks - 10.60 percent, the Communist Party - 8.48 percent, Golden Dawn - 6.97 percent and the Democratic Leftist party - 6.11 percent.
The first official results are expected to be announced at 9.30 pm.