Greece's Syriza party is headed for a victory in Sunday's parliamentary election, preliminary results indicate. The projected result marks a degree of vindication for leader Alexis Tsipras, who looks set to return to the post of prime minister that he held until late last month. The head of the opposition New Democracy party, Vangelis Meimarikis, conceded defeat after Syriza took a sizable lead with more than 20 percent of the votes counted, the BBC reported. Syriza is expected to win around 35 percent of the vote, according to an official projection.
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