Percentage of vote in May: 19%
Number of seats gained in May: 108
Antonis Samaras, 61, is a Greek economist and politician who has been the leader of New Democracy, Greece's major conservative party, since 2009. New Democracy finished first in last week's election, but could not find a third partner to join them and the Pasok party to form a majority in parliament. Recent opinion polls predict New Democracy will come in second after the Syriza party in the June 17th election.