According to a joint exit poll published by six polling organizations, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' New Democracy (ND) party is expected to finish the election ahead with 36 to 40 percent of the votes.
According to the poll, the Radical Left Coalition - Progressive Alliance (SYRIZA) led by Alexis Tsipras is expected to win 25 to 29 percent of the vote, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 9.5 to 12.5 percent, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 6 to 8 percent, The Hellenic Solution (EL) is expected to get between 3.5 and 5.5 percent of the vote, the European Realist Disobedience Front (MeRA25) between 2.5 and 4.5 percent and the Freedom Route between 2.2 and 4.2 percent.
Only 7 of the 36 parties participating in the elections have the possibility of exceeding the 3 percent threshold.
While the Greek Interior Ministry is expected to announce the first unofficial results as of 08:30 PM local time, it was reported that the voter turnout rate was 48.74 percent.
In the first round, according to the proportional electoral system, no party is expected to receive enough votes to form a government alone with 46 percent, while the runoff of the election is expected to be repeated in late June or early July, this time with the absolute majority system.
According to the absolute majority system, a party will be able to form a government on its own with 38 percent of the votes.
On the other hand, according to Greek electoral law, the proportional electoral system also allows parties to form a government through cooperation.
Source: Ihlas News Agency