Elections 21 September 2015 Alexis Tsipras to form a new government as Syriza win Greek election Syriza have won the Greek election with 35 per cent of the vote. Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Syriza is poised to form a new government after winning Sunday's snap election in Greece. The leftist party, lead by Alexis Tsipras, won 35.5 per cent of the vote. The centre-right opposition, New Democracy, came in at 28.1 per cent, giving Syriza 145 of the 300 parliamentary seats. In his victory speech, Tsipras said: “Today in Europe, Greece and the Greek people are synonymous with resistance and dignity. This struggle will be continued together.” He then warned of “difficulties ahead … Recovery from the crisis can’t come magically, but it can come through tough work.” Syriza will form a coalition with the small nationalist party Independent Greeks, resulting in a 151-seat majority. The first task for the new government will be to put together a budget. › English magic: how folklore haunts the British landscape Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!