|New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras waves at supporters after his party came first in the national Greek's election, in central Athens, on June 17, 2012. The pro-bailout conservative New Democracy party beat the anti-bailout leftist Syriza party in Greece's crucial election on Sunday, according to the updated exit poll released nearly two hours after all polling stations were closed. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)
ATHENS, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Greece's conservative New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras called upon all pro-euro political parties to participate in forming a new government, hours after Sunday's crucial election was over.
"There's no time to waste and we don't have time for party politics," Samaras told reporters on Sunday night.
The pro-bailout party led in Sunday's crucial election, defeating the anti-bailout leftist Syriza party, according to the final exit poll as well as the updating partial result of votes counting from the Interior Ministry.
"This is a victory for all Europe," Samaras said. He also pledged to work together with European partners at the time of deep crisis.
New Democracy needs to join hands with at least one other party to secure more than 150 of the parliament's 300 seats and form a coalition government, but the third-place Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos said earlier on Sunday evening that he would not be on board without the participation of Syriza and Democratic Left.