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First Greek Exit Poll Shows Dead Heat Between Syriza And New Democracy

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The long-anticipated first Greek exit poll is out. The results, per Greek Mega TV, are as follows:

  • New Democracy 27.5-30.5,
  • SYRIZA 27-30,
  • PASOK 10-12,
  • Ind Gr 6-7.5,
  • Golden Dawn 6-7.5,
  • Dem Left 5.5-6.5,
  • KKE 5-6

As a reminder, per Citi, "The outcome will be too close to call if the difference between the first two parties is less than 2%-3% with strong precedent of exit polls failing to predict the outcome when the race is tight."

Also from Citi:

  • These results will NOT be an accurate representation of the final outcome. Numbers are fed through as they come in and this strongly biases the sample towards the rural regions in the early hours of counting.
  • The Ministry of Interior will be releasing more reliable estimates of the final result on Greek TV - this will not be available on the website.

The next exit poll round will come at 8 pm local time, or 1 pm Eastern.

Official data can be followed at: ekloges.ypes.gr

In a word: very much indefinite, as the leader will get the bonus of 50 parliamentary seats, which makes any conclusive calculus impossible for now.

And for a real-time tracker of results as they come in.

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Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:06 | 2533948 blabam
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Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:09 | 2533965 LuKOsro
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long Eur/usd, short USD/JPY, long gold

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:15 | 2533987 mantrid
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These results will NOT be an accurate representation of the final outcome.


algos do not care. skynet's focus is 15min long

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:19 | 2533998 Rainman
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exit polls never count all the dead humans who voted....ignore.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:09 | 2534180 CharlieSDT
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Early returns will favor ND as the votes come in first from rural areas.  Syriza will gain strenth as the votes are counted.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:11 | 2534187 francis_sawyer
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We should consult with the 'Oracle of the Honey Badger' to see what his take is on all of this...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:19 | 2533999 The Monkey
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Wow. It's possible we could get a pro-Euro coalition. That would be...


Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:32 | 2534050 The Monkey
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A lot of investors are long on the expectation of unfettered central bank action. Look for a huge correction if the results come in pro Euro.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:40 | 2534085 mantrid
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A lot of central banks are long to tweak market expectations


fixed it for ya :)

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:45 | 2534107 The Monkey
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Q: How do central banks determine the "right" policy response based on a "positive" outcome.

A: They can't.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:40 | 2534086 Colombian Gringo
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It does not matter who votes, but who counts the votes. J. Stalin


I bet the pro establishment, pro austerity block wins on the basis of corruption.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:06 | 2533949 Conrad Murray
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Hang em all. Burn it to the ground Greeks.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:26 | 2534027 LetThemEatRand
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We just want to tell you good luck.  We're all counting on you.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:38 | 2534076 koaj
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And don't call me Shirley

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:02 | 2534158 Bindar Dundat
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The ZERO ZONE is getting ready to rock!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:02 | 2534162 AetosAeros
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Air Traffic Controller: Captain, uh maybe we ought to turn on the search lights now?


Captian: No, that’s just what they’ll be expecting us to do.....

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:39 | 2534084 Coke and Hookers
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Not often one hopes commies win an election.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:13 | 2533950 carbonmutant
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These numbers will change...

Reports of sudden rush to polling stations in the past hour:ages 25-40,probably Syriza voters

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:20 | 2534005 Arkadaba
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I agree the numbers should change based on the reports of last minute surge in voting.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:35 | 2534066 LaLiLuLeLo
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If you watch the rally videos from both Syriza and ND, you can see a huge age discrepancy. Like I said 1 year ago, this is turning into a generational war to repudiate all the life sucking policies of our elders. 

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:05 | 2534172 bigwavedave
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Vote breakdown by age: 

18-34 SYRIZA 33%, ND 20% 
35-54 SYRIZA 34%, ND 24% 
55+ ND 39%, SYRIZA 20%

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:15 | 2534194 RoadKill
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Very helpful!  Thank you for posting it.

IF this is true, Syrza will win by a comfortable margin.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:23 | 2534213 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Old fuckers voting to stay retired.  They have most of the wealth too, what little is left.  That will happen here to with Social Security.  Everyone under age 50 is working so some old fart can play golf for 30 years and draw 3x as much out of Social Security than he put into it.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:48 | 2534268 CommunityStandard
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Yup.  Even the oldies who recognize the fraud and hate the government ponzi still want their Social Security checks.  Granted, they want back what they put in, though they should have put up more of a fight for the 40 years they were putting in.  I hope they are at least teaching their grandkids survival skills....  otherwise they're just completely useless.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:07 | 2534177 slewie the pi-rat
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like we tell all our ignorant degenerate spawn:  that is why they play the game

now pay attention!  /s/

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:10 | 2534185 FlyoverCountryS...
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Under 55s vote overwhelmingly for anti-bailout Syriza.

Over 55s for pro-bailout ND


Seems the folks who have to PAY for the Free Cheese don't like that idea. Imagine that.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:42 | 2534240 Pool Shark
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That's true "Democracy:"

Three wolves and two sheep voting on what's for lunch...


Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:06 | 2533952 YuropeanImbecille
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Long live freedom! Let's shun the chains of slavery

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:11 | 2533970 crawldaddy
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yep, its, would you rather be a hungry free man, or a fat slave. 

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:15 | 2533986 YuropeanImbecille
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I would rather be a fat and happy free man :-)

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:23 | 2534013 mantrid
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switzerland, bitchez!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:30 | 2534225 CPL
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Name a country that has been downgraded and are about to be downgraded again?


Other than the massive derivatives calls and put happening, is there any reason to care a lick about any of this?



Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:07 | 2533953 mantrid
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where is massager in chief?!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:07 | 2533955 Rich Bagg
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What a joke.  The fix is in.  The markets will rally huge on Monday.  Mark my words.



Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:21 | 2534007 Seize Mars
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Rich Bagg

At this point I believe that elections (everywhere) are totally rigged. Here in America, we have one candidate who regularly attracts thousands of enthusiastic supporeters everywhere he goes. The other guy will draw maybe 100. Guy number one is refused air time and is placed in the "totally ignore" bin by the "media." Guy number two is labeled the "front runner."

Let's not fucking kid ourselves. The bad guys will get the vote they need.


Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:41 | 2534094 Colombian Gringo
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Yep, you are 100% correct.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:08 | 2533956 geoffb
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Never in a million years did I expect to ever care about a Greek election. That used to be one of the great things about being American, you didn't have too. We are all Greece now.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:12 | 2533972 Dead Canary
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No, we are all Jews and it's 1939.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:13 | 2533978 WmMcK
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Long tailors.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:41 | 2534097 Arrowhead
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I get your point Goeffrey but I choose not to be Greece today, Royals vs Cards on the radio, ribeyes on the fire and homebrew IPA. Come on over and cheer up!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:08 | 2534181 Lucky Guesst
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Nice place!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 13:11 | 2534189 slewie the pi-rat
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killjoy @ buzzkill, right?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:36 | 2534444 geoffb
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Beautiful day here too. I'm hanging up the computer right now to go outside and enjoy my new father's day hammock and an ice cold beer!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:09 | 2533961 tu-ne-cede-malis
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In Diebold we trust.  Go Syriza!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:11 | 2533969 Conrad Murray
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Doesn't Diebold make the ATMs over there too? Control the vote, but, if somehow it gets out of control, cut off the cash.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:14 | 2533981 I am Jobe
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Need Amerika to oversee this. Yeah Ethical they say. Send some Black Panthers.

Democracy bitchezzz.

Find tall trees and short rope and start displaying . Pussification of Amerika first.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:09 | 2533963 bigwavedave
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so the haves voted to keep having and the have-nots voted to keep not having. no surpises there then

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:10 | 2533967 crawldaddy
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if it stays even close to these poll numbers, no govt will be formed, and Greece will basically default on the 20th.  Thats what I take from these early exit polls.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:22 | 2534010 Jake88
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As if they haven't defaulted already.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:26 | 2534029 crawldaddy
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that was agreed to nonsense. Whats comimg up is not, big difference.

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