Greek polls: Pro-bailout conservatives in first

June 17, 2012
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An EU and a Greek flag fly in front of ancient Parthenon temple, in Athens, Sunday, June 17, 2012 as Greeks vote in the most crucial elections in decades. Greece voted Sunday amid global fears that victory by parties that have vowed to cancel the country's international bailout agreements and accompanying austerity measures could undermine the European Union's joint currency and pitch the world's major economies into another sharp downturn. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Updated exit polls predict that Greece's conservative New Democracy party will come in first in an election that is crucial for Europe and the world.

Although no party appears to have won enough seats in Sunday's election to form a new Greek government on its own, the polls indicate the country's two traditional parties — New Democracy and PASOK — will have enough seats to form a coalition together.

The exit poll projected New Democracy as winning between 28.6 and 30 percent of the vote, giving it 127 seats in the 300-seat Parliament. That's ahead of the radical left Syriza party, which is projected to get 72 seats.

The Socialist PASOK party was projected in third with 32 seats.

New Democracy wants Greece to stay in the eurozone while the Syriza has vowed to pull out of Greece's international bailout commitments.