ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's conservative New Democracy party and Socialist rival PASOK failed to win a majority in parliament, results of 98.6 percent of the vote in Sunday's election showed.
The results showed the two pro-bailout parties, mauled by angry voters, won jointly only 149 out of 300 seats, creating a hung parliament.
New Democracy party was leading with about 19 percent of the vote. The socialist PASOK party was in third place, trailing the anti-bailout Left Coalition party.
Party ND L.C. PASOK I.G KKE G.D Dem. Left
% 18.9 16.8 13.2 10.6 8.5 7.0 6.1
Seats 108 52 41 33 26 21 19
*New Democracy: conservative party *PASOK: Panhellenic Socialist Movement *L.C.: Left Coalition *KKE: Greek Communist Party *Dem.Left: Democratic Left *I.G.: Independent Greeks *G.D.: Golden Dawn (ultra-nationalist)
** 151 seats are needed for an absolute majority in the 300-member body. The party that places first in the election automatically gets an extra 50 seats to make it easier to reach the target of 151 seats needed to form a government.
(Reporting by Athens bureau, editing by Mike Peacock)
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