Greece: European Parliament Elections

eupolls2(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The final results of the European Parliament elections held on Sunday (7.6) in Greece are as follows: Main opposition PASOK, 36.65%; ruling New Democracy (ND) 32.29%; Communist Party (KKE) 8.35%; Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) 7.15%; Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) 4.70%; Ecologists – Greens 3.49% (178,952 votes). The remaining 21 parties received a total of 7.37% of votes. The level of abstention reached 47.37%.  According to the results, PASOK and ND elect 8 members of European Parliament (MEPs) each, KKE and LA.OS 2 MEP’s each and SYRIZA and Ecologists – Greens 1 MEP each.  Commenting on election results, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said that the poor showing by ND voters will only increase his resolve to push forwards “on the path towards responsibility.”  Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou said that there were no winners or defeated citizens, emphasising that what was defeated in Euro-elections were “policies that must be overturned.”