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Exit polls show top 2 parties neck and neck as Greece holds critical election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) '
Greek exit polls are showing the two top contenders in the country's critical elections to be neck-and-neck. They say the conservative New Democracy party is projected to win between 27.5 and 30.5 percent of the vote while the anti-bailout radical left Syriza party may get 27 to 30 percent.
The outcome of Sunday's vote could determine whether Greece remains in the euro or is forced to leave the joint currency, a move which could drag down other European countries and have unforeseen consequences for the global economy. Whichever party comes first in Sunday's vote gets a bonus of 50 seats in the 300-member Parliament.
Syriza head Alexis Tsipras has vowed to cancel the terms of Greece's international bailout deal and repeal its austerity measures ' a move many think will force Greece to leave the eurozone. New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras says his top priority is to stay in the euro but renegotiate some terms of the bailout.