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Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party is projected to win the European Parliament elections with an 8.5-percent margin, according to a final poll carried out by five firms.
New Democracy is seen clinching 32.5 to 34.5 percent of the vote, against 24 to 26 percent for the ruling left-wing SYRIZA.
Four people were killed in two road accidents on Sunday morning.
Three people - two men and a 16-year-old girl - were killed in the area of Panagiouda on the Aegean island of Lesvos when two motorcycles collided.
Meanwhile in Neohori, near Mesolongi, western Greece, an army conscript was killed in a road accident.
With voting for local, regional and European Parliament elections still underway, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired a SYRIZA political secretariat meeting earlier Sunday, according to reports.
According to the same reports, the political secretariat of the incumbent leftists discussed data from early exit polls.
As Europeans elect a new European Parliament, Manfred Weber, the chairman of the European People's Party (EPP) and lead EPP candidate for the presidency of the European Commission, tells Kathimerini that tighter border security, combating terrorism, streamlining the European Union and boosting employment are among his top priorities if elected.
The first safe estimates on the official results of Greece's triple elections are expected to be published between 9-10 p.m on Sunday, said Yiannis Theodoropoulos, the vice-president of Greek tech firm SingularLogic which is tasked with vote tallying.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. local and will close at 7 p.m.
Greece's main party leaders cast their vote on Sunday's triple elections, in a poll widely seen as a vote of confidence in the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Forty party lists are running for Greece's 21 European Parliament seats. For the EU elections, the country is considered as one constituency, so political parties present single tickets for the entire country.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen voting in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Kypseli during local, regional and European Parliament elections on Sunday. "This is a day of responsibility for everyone to defend the sacrifices and efforts of the Greek people… to consolidate [Greece's] economic recovery and the relief measures," he told journalists.