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Greeks vote in legislative elections, no outright winner seen

Greeks were voting on Sunday for a new government in a poll likely to be inconclusive, setting the stage for either a coalition administration or new elections in about a month's time.

While opinion polls have placed the ruling conservative New Democracy party ahead, a change to the country's electoral system means it is likely to fall short of an absolute majority.

Out of bailout spotlight, Greeks feeling recovery pains at election

For the first time in more than a decade, Greeks will go to the polls Sunday to elect a leader no longer confined to steering the country's economy from a back seat.

Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is seeking a second term after a draconian regime of spending controls ordered by international bailout lenders ended last summer.

Greece's Mitsotakis eyes new term in uncertain ballot

Greeks will vote on Sunday in the most unpredictable national polls in a decade with an inconclusive result likely to lead to the election needing to be re-run.

Outgoing conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis holds a clear lead of around 6 percent over his nearest rival, leftist former premier Alexis Tsipras.

Policies of main parties in Greece’s May 21 election

Greece will hold a national election on May 21, as a cost-of living crisis takes its toll on households. The ruling conservative New Democracy party is so far leading left-wing SYRIZA in opinion polls.

The vote is likely to be inconclusive and may lead to either a coalition government or a second ballot in July.

Following are pre-election pledges from the two main parties.

Party staffs mulling post-May 21 scenarios

As the election period enters the final stretch, the parties are considering alternative scenarios for the outcome of the May 21 ballot and their handling of the crucial phase of the exploratory mandates that will follow, with ruling conservative New Democracy maintaining a clear poll lead over leftist SYRIZA and center-left PASOK moving into double-digit percentages. 

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