The Coalition of the Radical Left, a staunch opponent of austerity measures, came in a close second with 26.8 percent.
New Democracy is expected to take 129 seats out of the 300. Its leader Antonis Samaras plans to start coalition talks on Monday.Coalition talks to begin in between New Democracy and PASOK party.
Their former coalition partner, Socialist PASOK party, is expected to gain 33 seats. Both forge an alliance, they will have a majority of 162 seats.But PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos is calling for other parties to join a coalition.
White House statement said that it was in everyone's interests for Greece to remain in the euro area while respecting its commitment to reform.