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Greek anti-austerity leftists lead EU vote, exit polls show

Published on May 26, 2014 12:37 AM

ATHENS (AFP) - Greece's anti-austerity leftist party Syriza held a slight lead in European Parliament elections, exit polls showed on Sunday.

Syriza was ahead by about three points over the leading government party, conservative New Democracy, polls jointly carried out by six leading opinion companies showed.

Syriza have between 26 and 30 per cent while New Democracy have between 23 and 27 per cent, the polls showed.

Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn ranks third with up to 10 per cent of the vote, despite an ongoing criminal investigation and the fact that several of its leading members are in pre-trial detention.

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