New Democracy wins in landslide, Mitsotakis to be sworn in as PM tomorrow

New Democracy has garnered a solid parliamentary majority according to exit polls that give Greece's conservative party a landslide 12 percentage point lead over left-wing SYRIZA.

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to be sworn in as Prime Minister by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion at 1pm tomorrow, 8 July.

First official projections put ND at 39.8 pct, SYRIZA at 31.6 pct

Official election projections in Greece show opposition New Democracy party winning 39.8 percent of the vote compared to SYRIZA's 31. percent.
Projections by Singular Logic, the Greek tech firm tasked with vote tallying, showed center-left Movement for Change (KINAL) at 8.3 percent, the Greek Communist Party at 5.3 percent, Greek Solution at 3.7 percent and MeRA25 at 3.4 percent.

ND projected to achieve double-digit win over SYRIZA, according to final exit poll

Greece's New Democracy opposition was predicted to achieve a double-digit victory over SYRIZA leftists in Sunday's snap election, according to the final results of a joint exit poll by five private TV stations.

New Democracy was on course to win 38.5-41.5 percent of the vote, the exit poll showed while SYRIZA would trail with 27-30 percent in second place.

The race to the finish: Greece’s top two parties over the decades

The electoral spread between the two top parties is near record level, especially If the opinion polls - which are reminiscent of older elections when two-party predominance was so great that the country was divided into blue (ND) and green (Pasok) cafes - are confirmed.

Back in 1974, New Democracy won the general election by a 20 percentage point spread over Pasok.

Credit for ‘historic win’ goes to Mitsotakis, ND source says

New Democracy welcomed the results of a first exit poll on Sunday which showed the conservative opposition achieving a double-digit win over the incumbent leftists.

"If the exit poll is confirmed, New Democracy will have achieved one its biggest victories in the post-dictatorship era," a party source told Kathimerini.