The left-wing Syriza party has won the general election in Greece, the country's fifth in six years.

Syriza, led by Alexis Tsipras, lost some of its share of the vote from January at 35% and did not achieve a majority. It will therefore form a coalition with the Independent Greeks party.

Turnout in Sunday's election fell to 55%, down from 63% in January. It is a disappointing number for a nation that typically has very strong turnout for general elections.

This is, however, the third time the Greek people have been called to the polls this year. There was the general election in January, then Mr Tsipras called a referendum in August over the terms of its bailout deal. And now another general election.

"I feel vindicated because the Greek people have a clear mandate to carry on fighting inside and outside our country to uphold the pride of our people," Mr Tsipras said.

"In Europe today, Greece and the Greek people are synonymous with resistance and dignity, and this struggle will be continued together for another four years.

"We have difficulties ahead, but we are also on firm ground. We won't recover from the struggle by magic, but it can happen with hard work."