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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 1890-01 to 1937-01
from 1947-01 to 1967-01
from 1975-01
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
Nikolaos Voutsis
Year of birth
1951
Term
03.10.2015

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
Konstantinos Athanasiou (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 6 Oct. 2015.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
300
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
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
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
56
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
18.67% 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.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
11,218
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
37,393 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
53.50
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
30
Youngest member
Anastasios Megalomystakas (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
80
Oldest member
George Pantzas (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 3 33 27 50 104 73 10 0 0
Total <= 45: 63 Total >= 46: 237
Male 0 3 26 20 41 83 62 9 0 0 244
Female 0 0 7 7 9 21 11 1 0 0 56
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1%1%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12%9.67%2.33%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger21%16.33%4.67%
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.
No
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. At least one-third (1/3) of the total number of a political party's candidates in an electoral district must be filled with candidates of each sex.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
No