Greek elections: New Democracy 'on course for majority'12 minutes ago
Greece's opposition party New Democracy are set to win the country's snap general election, exit polls suggest.
Led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the centre-right party is projected to defeat Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party.
New Democracy is forecast to win 38-42% of the vote, while Syriza is projected to win 26.5-31.5%.
That would give New Democracy an outright majority, as the winner receives 50 extra seats in parliament.
The first official results are expected later on Sunday evening.
The exit poll, conducted jointly on behalf of several Greek broadcasters, also predicted that the far-right Golden Dawn party and the nationalist pro-Russian Greek Solution were both close to the 3% minimum needed to enter parliament.
MeRA25, the left-wing party of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, was also projected to just exceed the electoral threshold.
The centre-left Movement for Change was predicted to win 6-8%, vying with the Communist Party's projected 5-7% share.
Prime Minister Tsipras, who swept to power in 2015, called the elections after suffering defeat in the local and European votes in May.