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Tsipras Announces Victory in Elections, Confirms Coalition with ANEL

Sputnik News

23:20 20.09.2015(updated 00:23 21.09.2015)

Alexis Tsipras has reportedly announced victory in elections to people in Athens, and confirmed coalition with ANEL on Sunday.

ATHENS (Sputnik) – Leader of the Greek Syriza party Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday during his speech in the centre of Athens the victory of his party in the Greek snap elections and confirmed the forming of a coalition with the Independent Greeks (ANEL) party.

'Tomorrow morning we will begin our cooperation work with ANEL,' Tsipras stated.

'We will continue our struggle against the powers that were stronger that we are… [the mandate that we won] is the mandate for the next four years,' the politician said.

Data after 50% counted says that Greece's Syriza party leads in parliamentary elections with 35.5% of votes while New Democracy party gets 28.1% and the Golden Dawn party with 7.1 –percent support, as 50 percent of votes were counted, according to official estimates.

PASOK has received 6.4 percent of votes so far, KKE – 5.5 percent, Potami – 3.9 percent, ANEL – 3.7 percent, according to Singular Logic, the company that officially covers the logistics of the Greek snap elections.

Syriza will allegedly receive 145 seats in parliament, while the New Democracy and the Golden Dawn parties will receive 75 and 19 seats accordingly out of the total of 300 seats in the Greek parliament.

Thousands of people gathered in the city center of Athens to celebrate the second in 2015 victory of the left-wing Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras in snap elections.


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