Greece

Hellenic Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Konstantinos Tasoulas (Male)
Year of birth
1959
Additional information
Elected on 18 July 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
George Mylonakis (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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.

Age

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)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
74 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
226 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
235 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
65 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
35 See historical data for this field.
41-45
37 See historical data for this field.
46-50
34 See historical data for this field.
51-60
113 See historical data for this field.
61-70
61 See historical data for this field.
71-80
16 See historical data for this field.
81-90
2 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0
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%

Reserved seats and quotas

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.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
238
Number of women elected
62
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
20.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
62

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
238
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
62
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Konstantinos Tasoulas (Male)
Political party
New Democracy (ND)
Date of election
18.07.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1949
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1952
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The right to vote at the national level was in the Constitution of 1 January 1952 established, at the local level, women were granted the right to vote in 1949.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1949
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
The Constitution of 1927 provides that all Greek citizens are equal in law and that "political rights can be conferred to women by law". The Law N° 959 of April 1949 accorded women with the right to stand for office in municipal and communal elections.
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1952
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1952
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
The Constitution of 1 January 1952 then established the right to stand for election at the national level.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1952
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2004