Justise representatives check at electoral lists at a polling station in Athens as the nation goes to the polls, on January 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
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The anti-bailout Syriza party has won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.Syriza's 40-year-old leader, Alexis Tsipras, has promised to renegotiate the country's 240 billion-euro ($270 billion) international bailout deal.Greece could face bankruptcy if a solution is not found, although speculation of a "Grexit" -- Greece leaving the euro -- and a potential collapse of the currency has been far less fraught than during the last general election in 2012 .The exit poll on state-run Nerit TV projected Syriza as having won with between 35.5 and 39.5 percent -- or 146-158 seats, compared to Samaras' New Democracy with 23-27 percent -- or 65-75 seats.A Syriza government will see Tsipras becoming Greece's youngest prime minister in 150 years.
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