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Athens (AFP) - 16:25 GMT - -- election facts -- - Around 9.8 million Greek voters are eligible to cast ballots to elect 300 lawmakers in the unicameral parliament. Of these, 238 lawmakers are directly elected, 12 are honorific seats proportionately assigned to parliamentary parties, and the remaining 50 seats are given to the top party as a bonus to ensure that a majority government is formed. 16:17 GMT - -- Syriza ahead -- - Syriza -- which wants to rewrite Greece's 240-billion-euro ($269 billion) bailout deal -- lead the conservative New Democracy party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras by around four points, according to the latest polls. Syriza's 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras said that Europe must find an alternative to austerity as he voted amid a media scrum in Athens.
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