Election latest: prognosis shows tight race
James Savage · 17 Sep 2006, 21:22
Published: 17 Sep 2006 21:22 GMT+02:00
The prognosis, based on the votes counted so far, showed that the Alliance was expected to win 176 seats in parliament, compared to 173 for the Social Democrats and their allies.
The votes from early counts were based mainly on counts from rural areas, which traditionally support the left-wing parties.
The results so far:
Left Party - 5.9 percent
Social Democrats- 36.1 percent
Green Party - 4.8 percent
Centre Party - 7.5 percent
Liberal Party - 8.4 percent
Christian Democrats - 6.4 percent
Moderates - 25.1 percent
Total Alliance: 47.5 percent
Total left bloc: 46.8