Greek coalition loses majority
May 7 , 2012
Greece’s two main parties have lost their parliamentary majority in elections on Sunday.
Pasok and New Democracy (ND), which back tough austerity measures, attracted less than a third of the vote.
Syriza, a radical leftist coalition, came second after the centre-right ND.
With nearly all the votes counted, the ND leads with 18.9 percent, down from 35.9 percent in 2009.
Between them, the ND and the socialist Pasok have run Greece since the 1970s.