Updated: June 17, 2012 7:01PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The pro-bailout New Democracy party came in first Sunday in Greece’s national election, and its leader has proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government.
New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras says “the Greek people today voted for Greece to remain on its European path and in the eurozone.”
He says voters chose “policies that will bring jobs, growth, justice and security.
His party beat the anti-bailout Syriza party, which wanted to cancel Greece’s international bailouts. Syriza chief Alexis Tsipras has conceded the election.