Heres the results from the Athens News Agency:
ND, Karamanlis swept back to power; PASOK slumps as smaller parties soar
Ruling New Democracy (ND) party and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis were easily swept back into power in Sunday's snap election, posting a better than projected and clear victory in the wake of late August's wildfires in southern Greece, whereas main opposition PASOK party utterly failed to capitalise on whatever voter discontent with the government.
Speaking in a brief nationally televised address from the Zappeion Hall in downtown Athens after midnight, Karamanlis again used the leitmotif of "reforms", saying the people have provided him and his government with a clear mandate for a "new, more dynamic beginning".
Karamanlis added that he feels a "double responsibility" for making his government better and avoiding mistakes in the future; one that is more effective and closer to the citizens.
Less than a month after the devastating wildfires, a re-elected Karamanlis said all of the government's commitments towards the fire-ravaged areas and individuals will be met, while he insisted on adhering to a moderate political climate and avoidance of extremism and divisiveness.
"I would like to thank you (voters) for your trust. Today, you spoke and spoke clearly and loudly. You chose the path that the country will follow in the coming years '' You gave a clear mandate to ND to continue with changes and reforms that the country needs; a mandate for a new and dynamic beginning'' I ask you to vote for stable government. This government now exists, it is the one backed by a social majority with a strong political volition, one accountable to its commitments," he said.
Additionally, Karamanlis said his government will emphasise efforts to fight poverty and maintain a stable economy.
With more than two-thirds (88.93 percent) of the vote counted in Greece's general election on Sunday at approximately 3 a.m. in the early morning hours on Monday, ruling New Democracy (ND) was leading with 42.47 percent to main opposition PASOK's 38.33 percent. The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) was recorded at 7.81 percent; the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) 4.80 percent and the currently out-of-Parliament Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) party 3.64.
If the current percentages stand, ND will field 154 seats in the next 300-MP Parliament; PASOK will hold 102; 21 for KKE; 13 for SYRIZA and 10 for LA.OS.