News Update : with more than 99 percent of votes counted, Syriza was set to win 149 seats in the 300-seat parliament, taking 36.3 percent of the vote, 8.5 points ahead of the conservative New Democracy party of outgoing Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek state TV exit poll was projecting that anti-bailout party Syriza had won Sunday's parliamentary elections — in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.
But it was unclear whether Syriza had won a decisive enough victory over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' incumbent conservatives to govern alone. For that, they need a minimum 151 of parliament's 300 seats.
The exit poll on Nerit TV projected Syriza as having won with between 35.5 and 39.5 percent — or 146-158 seats, compared to Samaras' New Democracy with 23-27 percent — or 65-75 seats.