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Hellenic Parliament

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1949
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
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
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.
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
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

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
See historical data for this field.