Greece

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Hellenic Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
07.07.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
11.06.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.07.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
300
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
20

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
9,961,718
Votes Number of people who actually voted
5,769,503
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
57.92%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The New Democracy (ND), now led by Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, regained power after four years in the opposition, winning 158 seats in the 300-member Parliament. The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) of the outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras came in distant second, taking 86 seats, down from 145. On 8 July, Mr. Mitsotakis (ND) was sworn in a new Prime Minister. 
 
 The early elections in 2019 were the first since Greece ended its third consecutive international bailout program following a decade of deep financial crisis. Prime Minister Tspras signed a historical deal on the name change with the northern neighbour - now known as North Macedonia - in June 2018. In January 2019, the Independent Greeks (AnEl) withdrew from the coalition government, in protest against the name change deal, which was reportedly unpopular amongst many Greeks. Following SYRIZA’s defeat in the elections to the European Parliament and Greek municipal elections in May, Prime Minister Tsipras announced snap parliamentary elections. On 11 June, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos dissolved Parliament in view of early elections to be held in July. In 2019, citizens over 17 years old (instead of 18 previously) were allowed to vote. During election campaigning, the ND promised to make the country more-business friendly and cut taxes.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
6
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
30%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
52.67%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
New Democracy (ND)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
New Democracy (ND) 158
Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) 86
Movement for Change (KINAL) 22
Communist Party (KKE) 15
Greek Solution (EL) 10
MeRA25 9
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%
Sources
Hellenic Parliament (22.07.2019)
 https://ekloges.ypes.gr
 https://www.bbc.com
 https://www.dw.com/en
 http://www.ekathimerini.com
 https://www.thenationalherald.com
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
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
17.07.2019
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