Greek Radical Leftists Projected to Win EU Vote by Small Margin

May 25, 2014 7:08 PM

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Greek Radical Leftists Projected to Win EU Vote by Small Margin

ATHENS — Greece's radical leftist, anti-bailout Syriza party has won the country's EU election but failed to deliver the knockout blow it needed to destabilize Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's government, an exit poll showed on Sunday.

The EU ballot marks the first major electoral test for Samaras since he came to power two years ago and analysts had warned defeat by more than five percentage points would jeopardize his fragile coalition which has only a two-seat majority in parliament.

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