Greek pro-bailout parties take drubbing - projection

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Posted: May 06, 2012 2:59 PM

(Reuters) - Greece's conservative New Democracy party and Socialist rival PASOK are expected to take less than 33 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, according to the first unofficial results published by the interior ministry.

The shock result translated into 109 seats for New Democracy and 42 seats for PASOK, giving them a combined one seat majority in parliament. PASOK was beaten into third place by the anti-bailout Left Coalition.

Votes were counted on the spot at about 12 percent of polling stations across the country by legal representatives who sent the results to the ministry via text message.

(Reporting by Athens bureau, editing by Mike Peacock)