With 99.83 % of the votes counted here are the results of the Greek election. New Democracy received 29.66% of the vote and will get 128 seats because of the 50 seat bonus for finishing first. Its total vote was 1,824,342 . In second place not far behind was Syriza with 26.89 % of the vote and 71 seats. Its total vote was 1,653,994. In third place with 12.28% of the vote was Pasok with 755,249. It will have 33 seats.
In fourth place was the liberal independent Greeks party with 7.51% and 20 seats and 462,175 votes. In fifth place was the extremist New Dawn party with 6.92 % of vote and 18 seats and 425,792 votes. The democratic left party has 6.25% and 17 seats and 384,674 votes. The communists have 4.5% of the vote, 12 seats and 277,015 votes.
Given these results New Democracy will seek a coalition with Pasok supported perhaps by the Democratic left. It will be a strange coalition made up of two parties who signed on to austerity despite their deep ideological differences. How long it will last is not clear. What more austerity it will demand of the Greek population will be critical to its survival. The opposition led by Syriza promises to be a strong critic of these policies It will have the backing of its electorate as well as that which voted for the the anti austerity positions advocated by several of the smaller parties. The Greek crisis is far from completely resolved.