Greece

Hellenic Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1890 to 1936
from 1947 to 1966
from 1975
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Speaker
Konstantinos An. Tasoulas (Male)
Date of birth: 17 Jul 1959
Term
18 Jul 2019
Additional information

Elected on 18 July 2019, re-elected on 29 May 2023 and on 4 July 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
George Mylonakis (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
300
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
300
Current number of members
300
Men
231
Women
69
Percentage of women
23.0%
Population (in thousands)
10,445
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
34,817

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
53.9
(2023-07)
Youngest member
Konstantinos Kefalogiannis (Male)
Youngest member (years)
29
Oldest member
Ioannis Tragakis (Male)
Oldest member (years)
78
Number of members, by age (2023-07)
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
Male 0 1 23 22 39 84 50 12 0 0 231
Female 0 0 10 9 16 14 17 3 0 0 69
Totals per age interval 0 1 33 31 55 98 67 15 0 0 300
Total <= 45: 65 Total >= 46: 235
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.3% 0.3% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
11.3% 8% 3.3%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
21.7% 15% 6.3%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

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.

Sources: Law 4604/2019 on "Substantive gender equality, prevention and combating gender-based violence", Article 15

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No