Greece's center-right New Democracy party looks set to get the first chance to form a new government Monday, but party leader Antonis Samaras will have a complicated task after an election where angry voters punished politicians for backing harsh government budget cuts.
No party is likely to have anything approaching a majority, leaving the politically and economically volatile nation even more in flux.
The Greek stock market plunged about 7% Monday morning as the final votes from Sunday's election were being counted.
With 97% of votes counted early Monday by the interior ministry, New Democracy - part of the present ruling coalition - finished first with 19% support to capture 109 seats.
That figure is barely half the percentage that it won in elections in 2009 and well short of what party leader Samaras admitted it hoped for entering this weekend.FULL STORY