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Centre-right New Democracy party win in Greece election

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International Desk, Barta24.com | 8 July 2019, 11:55AM

Centre-right New Democracy party win in Greece election
Greece election 2019./Photo: Collected

Centre-right opposition party New Democracy has won Greece's snap general election.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras admitted defeat to his rival, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

New Democracy has 39.85% of the vote so far, with Mr Tsipras's leftist Syriza party in second place with 31.53%.

Current projections give New Democracy an outright majority, as the winner receives 50 extra seats in parliament.

Turnout in the election was about 57% – one of the lowest figures in decades.

There have been a half dozen elections in recent years and on Sunday, many residents flocked to the beaches or sheltered at home as temperatures exceeded 35C in places.