Greece

Hellenic Parliament

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Vouli Ton Ellinon (Hellenic Parliament)
Chamber name
Vouli Ton Ellinon (Hellenic Parliament)
Parliamentary term (years)
4
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IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1890 to 1937
from 1947 to 1967
from 1975
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Speaker
Konstantinos Tasoulas (Male)
Year of birth
1959
Term
18.07.2019
Additional information
Elected on 18 July 2019.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
George Mylonakis (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
300
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
300
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
235
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
65
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
21.67% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
300 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
11,218
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
37,393 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
53.85
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Maria Apatzidi (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
86
Oldest member
Vasilikos Vasilios (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 2 35 37 34 113 61 16 2 0
Total <= 45: 74 Total >= 46: 226
Male 0 1 22 26 27 94 50 13 2 0 235
Female 0 1 13 11 7 19 11 3 0 0 65
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.67%0.33%0.33%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12.33%7.67%4.67%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger24.67%16.33%8.33%
Members for whom data is available
300

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. For the approval of the electoral lists of candidates of political parties, of a coalition of cooperating parties and independent candidates, the number of candidates from each sex must be at least equal to 40% of the total number of their candidates, respectively, per electoral district. Any decimal number is rounded to the next integer if the fraction is equal to half the unit and more. This applies to local, national and European elections.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.