Latest News Wires Anti-austerity Syriza looks set to take the reins of a battered Greece

Riding a wave of frustration at a deep economic recession and austerity measures demanded by other European powers, early results from Greece's election showed the left-wing Syriza with a comfortable lead.

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Greece's Syriza party looks set for a comfortable victory over the ruling conservatives, exit polls and preliminary results from the government showed, with the anti-austerity political upstart receiving strong backing from voters angry at the spending restrictions imposed on the country by the European Union and the IMF so that Greece can pay back its international creditors.