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GREEK CONSERVATIVES WIN GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Added On July 9, 2019

According to the first official results announced by the Interior Ministry, with 90.68 percent of votes counted, New Democracy (ND) party wins 39.8 percent of votes, securing 158 seats in the 300-member parliament.
The Radical Left SYRIZA party of outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras garnered 31.6 percent and 86 seats.
 
For Greeks, this was the first parliament election after the debt-laden country pulled out of the bailout in August 2018.
 
According to the early projections by the Interior Ministry, six parties will most probably enter the new parliament.
 
Following the announcement of the first official results, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the ND party, said that Greece's conservatives received a strong mandate from Greek people to change the country over the next four years and will deliver.
 
He pledged hard work and bold reforms to boost the country's economic recovery.
 
Outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras acknowledged his party's defeat to the conservatives, saying that, quote,"We are paying the political cost for difficult decisions we made."