Major win for SYRIZA – Eight parties are set to enter Parliament

With 99.66% of the votes counted, the extent of SYRIZA’s has become clear, with the leftist party receiving 35.46% of the vote, almost 7.5 points above New Democracy, which received 28.09% of the vote.

Counting has concluded in 19,447 of the 19,513 polling stations, while the rate of abstention was a record 43.45%.

The official results are as follows:

SYRIZA
35.46%
145 seats
1,922,591 votes

New Democracy
28.09%
75 seats
1,523,183 votes

Golden Dawn
6.99%
18 seats
379,099 votes

Democratic Alignment
(PASOK/DIMAR)
6.28%
17 seats
340,601 votes

KKE
5.55%
15 seats
300,913 votes

The River
4.09%
11 seats
221,665 votes

Independent Greeks
3.69%
10 seats
200,009 votes

Union of Centrists
3.43%
9 seats
1856,139 votes

Popular Union
2.86%

154,927 votes

ANTARSYA
0.85%

45,988 votes

Other parties
2.70%

146,596 votes

Based on the official results eight parties will enter Parliament, with the Union of Centrists making its first appearance since its foundation in 1992 with 9 seats. The Popular Union on the other hand failed to make the 3% requirement to enter Parliament.

SYRIZA will have four seats less in the new Parliament, while New Democracy will have one less; Golden Dawn – firmly in third place – managed to secure one extra seat. The River suffered a significant loss and will have six fewer seats in the new Parliament, while the Independent Greeks will have three fewer. Only the Communist Party will have the same number of seats as it did in the previous Parliament.