Thousands of Greeks stayed away from polls or cast a blank ballot in today’s snap elections that were called when the government of Alexis Tsipras resigned last month after a rebellion from within his own Syriza party.
Tsipras’ Syriza party is set to win today’s elections as rival New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis conceded to Tsipras.
Low voter turnout, reflecting disenfranchisement amongst Greeks in their political process, is a big topic on Greek television this evening, as is the increase in parliamentary seats expected to be won by Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn.
8:43pm Athens time: Complete results are not yet in as of the writing of this post, but updates will follow throughout the night. However, New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis has conceded to Alexis Tsipras.