Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greece election: Exit polls

Radical leftwing party Syriza won Greece`s general election on Sunday in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed.

AFP| Updated: Jan 26, 2015, 00:36 AM IST
Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greece election: Exit polls

Athens: Radical leftwing party Syriza won Greece`s general election on Sunday in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed.

Syriza took between 35.5 percent and 39.5 percent of the vote, according to the polls, compared to between 23 percent and 27 percent for the conservative New Democracy party.

If the result is confirmed, Syriza`s 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras could become Greece`s youngest prime minister in 150 years.

Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and pro-European party To Potami are in a neck-and-neck race for third place with between 6.4 percent and 8.0 percent apiece.