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Greece Votes For Its Next Prime Minister (PHOTOS)

Greek citizens of all persuasions turned out to vote in the country's second election of the year.

For the third time this year, Greek citizens cast ballots in a national vote on Sunday. 

An early vote count showed former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of the left-wing Syriza party re-elected, according to the BBC. Tsipras had resigned in August when opposition to the international bailout split his party.

Vangelis Meimarakis, the candidate from the conservative New Democracy party, conceded his defeat to Tsirpas, The Guardian reported. 

Check out the photos below of Greek citizens and candidates at the polling stations. 

  • Two women exit from the election booths as they cast their vote at a polling station in Athens.
    AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G.
    Two women exit from the election booths as they cast their vote at a polling station in Athens.
  • A woman holds her baby in her arms as she casts her ballot at a polling station in Thessaloniki.
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    A woman holds her baby in her arms as she casts her ballot at a polling station in Thessaloniki.
  • Leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras casts his vote at a polling station in Athens.
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    Leader of the left-wing Syriza party and former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras casts his vote at a polling station in Athens.
  • Tsipras jokes with members of the media at an Athens polling station before casting his vote.
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    Tsipras jokes with members of the media at an Athens polling station before casting his vote.
  • A man takes election materials at a polling station in Athens.
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    A man takes election materials at a polling station in Athens.
  • Tsipras waves to supporters as he leaves a polling station after voting in Athens.
    AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G.
    Tsipras waves to supporters as he leaves a polling station after voting in Athens.
  • Vangelis Meimarakis, the leader of the main opposition party, New Democracy, waves to supporters after casting his vote at a
    AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G.
    Vangelis Meimarakis, the leader of the main opposition party, New Democracy, waves to supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in Athens.
  • Vangelis Meimarakis casts his ballot at a polling station in Athens on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.
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    Vangelis Meimarakis casts his ballot at a polling station in Athens on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.
  • Farmer Aristidis Tsirikos, center, arrives to cast his vote in the town of Nea Tyrintha. Tsirikos arrived riding a donkey, ac
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    Farmer Aristidis Tsirikos, center, arrives to cast his vote in the town of Nea Tyrintha. Tsirikos arrived riding a donkey, accompanied by relatives and friends, as a sign of a protest for new austerity measures directed at farmers.
  • Five-year-old Zoi stands on a chair to cast her grandmother Anna's ballot at a polling station in the town of Nafplion.
    AP Photo/Vangelis Bougiotis
    Five-year-old Zoi stands on a chair to cast her grandmother Anna's ballot at a polling station in the town of Nafplion.
  • A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Athens.
    AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
    A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Athens.
  • A voter casts her vote in a ballot box in front of a map of Greece in a polling station in the suburb of Marousi, Athens.
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    A voter casts her vote in a ballot box in front of a map of Greece in a polling station in the suburb of Marousi, Athens.
  • A man casts his vote at a polling station at the village of Madamados, on the island of Lesbos, Greece.
    AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris
    A man casts his vote at a polling station at the village of Madamados, on the island of Lesbos, Greece.
  • A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Athens.
    AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G.
    A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Athens.
  • An Orthodox priest casts his vote at a polling station in central Athens.
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    An Orthodox priest casts his vote at a polling station in central Athens.
  • A woman casts her vote at a polling station in front of a poster depicting the months and seasons of the year in At
    AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
    A woman casts her vote at a polling station in front of a poster depicting the months and seasons of the year in Athens.
  • A Greek woman casts her ballot in the general elections at a polling station in Athens.
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    A Greek woman casts her ballot in the general elections at a polling station in Athens.
  • A girl casts her mother's vote at a polling station in central Athens.
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    A girl casts her mother's vote at a polling station in central Athens.
  • Ballot forms sit on a table at a polling station in Thessaloniki.
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    Ballot forms sit on a table at a polling station in Thessaloniki.
  • A voter holds his ballot slip above the curtain of a polling booth in the suburb of Kypseli, Athens. 
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    A voter holds his ballot slip above the curtain of a polling booth in the suburb of Kypseli, Athens. 
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