First Official Greek Exit Polls: Pro-Bailout Parties Plunge; Anti-Bailout Radical Left, Neo-Nazis Soar

As we expected, the previous unofficial poll forecasts were total rubbish, and according to exit polls from NET TV, the results are as follows:

  • New Democracy: 17-20%
  • Pasok: 14-17%
  • In a stunner, Syrizia, or the coalition of the radical left - a vehement anti-Bailout party - gets more votes than the ruling PASOK party: 15.5%-18.5%
  • Independent Greeks: 10-12%
  • Finally, and not surprisingly in the aftermath of the French results, the ultra right Golden Dawn gets 6-8% of the vote and will make it into Parliament

Visually from Athens News:

Tallied across, up to 60% of the new parliament will be anti-bailout (at least according to exit polls), and hence "Domino toppling." Good luck with that pro-bailout coalition government. Needless to say these results are very ugly and make any prospect of a pro-bailout coalition cabinet virtually impossible. Suddenly the fate of the European experiment is in the hands of the ultra right and the far left - yup, Neo-Nazis will determine the future of Europe. How quaint... again - congratulations Europe.

For much more on the implications of this stunning success of the anti-bailout powers, see here and here.

And to paraphrase Schrodinger Schauble:

"If Greek voters were to vote for a majority that does not honour those agreements, then Greece will have to bear the consequences of that" - RTRS

Here come the consequences - Mikaël Charozé will be a very busy man tonight.

Watch the developing election results, whose implications are far greater than anything out of France, live at Mega TV after the jump:


More exit polls updates from Athens-News:

Public Issue for Skai
(min-max, in %)

  • New Democracy 20.5-24.5
  • Radical Left Coalition (Syriza) 14-18
  • Pasok 13-17
  • Communist Party 7-10.5
  • Independent Greeks 7-10
  • Democratic Left 6-9
  • Golden Dawn 5-8
  • Ecogreens 2-4
  • Popular Orthodox Rally (Laos) 2-4
  • Drasi 1-3
  • Democratic Alliance 1-3

7pm Here are the results of the exit polls
(min-max, in %)

  • New Democracy 17-20
  • Radical Left Coalition (Syriza) 15.5-18.5
  • Pasok 14-17
  • Independent Greeks 10-12
  • Communist Party 7.5-9.5
  • Golden Dawn 6-8
  • Democratic Left 4.5-6.5
  • Popular Orthodox Rally (Laos) 2.5-3.5
  • Democratic Alliance 2.5-3.5
  • Ecogreens 2.5-3.5
  • Drasi 2-2.8
  • Recreate Greece 1.9-2.5
  • Anticapitalist Left 1.2-2
  • Others 2-4

And just to confirm that the world is losing it, in the Schleswig-Holstein election, according to ARD, after the CDU (with 30.5%), SPD with 29.5%, Green Party with 14%, and FDP with 8.5%, we get... the Pirate Party 8%.

So Neo-Nazis in Greece, Pirates in Germany: the world has officially lost it.