New Democracy Slightly Ahead in Greek Election, Exit Poll Shows

Greek New Democracy Party Leader Antonis Samaras
Greek New Democracy Party leader Antonis Samaras, speaks during a pre-election rally at Zappeion hall in Athens on May 3, 2012. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Antonis Samaras’s New Democracy party showed a slight lead in Greek elections today, receiving between 17 percent and 20 percent of the vote, an exit poll forecast.

Anti-bailout party Syriza got between 16 percent and 19 percent, according to the exit poll broadcast on state-run television NET. Socialist Pasok got between 14 percent and 17 percent, according to the poll.

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