11:00 PM With just over 82 percent of the votes counted, Tsipras said "the electoral cycle is not over yet". He said the next battle would be "critical and decisive".
Tsipras' Syriza party has so far won 20.1 percent of the vote, while the rival New Democracy party has 40.8 percent with a 20-point lead.
10:16 PM Mitsotakis addresses nation. Addressing the nation, he described the result as a “political earthquake” and thanked voters for backing his party. “Greece needs a government that believes in reforms, and this cannot happen with a fragile government,” he said.
“The ballot results are decisive. They show that New Democracy has the approval of the people to rule, strong and autonomous,” Mitsotakis said.
10:00 PM Tsipras called Mitsotakis to congratulate him on the ruling party's electoral success, local media reported. Both leaders have yet to make public statements on the results.
09:50 PM No change as 70% of ballots counted
With 71.39 percent of the ballots counted, the result remains largely unchanged:
09:11 PM According to the latest information, Mitsotakis' announcement, which was expected at 09:00 PM, will take place around 10:00 PM.
09:08 PM New Democracy is predicted to finish first with 41 percent of the vote and 146 seats, according to official results estimates from the interior ministry. Syriza is expected to finish second with a disappointing 20 percent and 71 seats. If New Democracy wins 146 seats, it will fall short of the 151 needed to win outright.
08:45 PM Early official results show a big victory for New Democracy. With 30 percent of the votes counted, the ruling conservatives are ahead with 41.1 percent of the vote, while Syriza trailis far behind, at 20.1 percent.
08:43 PM Eight parties will make it to the Greek parliament with three other parties standing the chance, according to the final exit poll.
The final exit poll standing:
NEW DEMOCRACY: 37.5-41.5%
GREEK SOLUTION: 4.3-5.3%
FREEDOM SAILING: 2.5-3.5%
08:35 PM With the latest exit polls predicting that New Democracy will win between 37.5 and 41.5 percent of the vote, party members are celebrating their early victory.
08:25 PM Mitsotakis is expected to make a statement on the election results at around 09:00 PM.
08:17 PM According to the exit poll;
The ruling New Democracy party between 121 and 125 seats,
The main opposition party Syriza has between 86 and 89 seats,
PASOK-Kinal, in third place, is expected to win around 35 seats.
A party needs at least 151 seats out of the 300 available to form a government.
If the exit poll is approved, Mitsotakis will enter negotiations with other parties and a coalition will be formed. But all three parties do not want a coalition.
In that case, a second round of elections will be held in July.
08:00 PM New Democracy (ND), the party of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is expected to receive 36 to 40 percent of the votes, according to an exit poll published after the end of voting in Greece.
Source: Al Jazeera - euronews