ATHENS (Reuters) -Greece's conservative New Democracy party achieved a crushing victory in a national election on Sunday, official results showed.
New Democracy had a lead of 40.8% of the vote based on 94.3% of the votes counted versus 20.1% for the leftist Syriza party, but fell just short of the threshold needed to form a government on its own.
Following are the official results released by the Interior Ministry.
Other parties 15.9
Source: Interior Ministry data, with 94.3% of votes counted
ND: Conservative New Democracy party, leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Syriza: Leftist coalition party, leader Alexis Tsipras
PASOK: Socialist party, leader Nikos Androulakis
KKE: Communist party, leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas
EL: Right-wing Elliniki Lysi (Hellenic Solution), leader Kyriakos Velopoulos
(Reporting By Athens BureauEditing by Chris Reese)