European Parliament election, 1999 (Greece)

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Greek European Parliament election, 1999
Greece
1994 ←
13 June 1999 → 2004

25 seats to the European Parliament
  Majority party Minority party Third party
       
Leader Kostas Karamanlis Costas Simitis Aleka Papariga
Party ND PASOK KKE
Last election 32.70% 37.60% 6.29%
Seats won 9 9 3
Seat change 0 -1 +1
Percentage 36.00% 32.90% 8.67%
Swing +3.3% -4.7% +2.38

  Fourth party Fifth party
     
Leader Dimitris Tsovolas Nikos Konstantopoulos
Party DIKKI Coalition of the Left (SYN)
Last election Did not contest 6.25%
Seats won 2 2
Seat change +2 0
Percentage 6.85% 5.16%
Swing +6.85% -1.2%
1981 election
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1994 election

The European Parliament election of 1999 in Greece for the election of the delegation from Greece to the European Parliament took place on June 13. The election system used in Greece was a party-list proportional representation with a 3% threshold for any party. The number of seats allocated to Greece was 25.

Results[edit]

The 1999 European election was the fifth election to the European Parliament. The opposition conservative New Democracy party made gains as did the Communist Party of Greece, while the ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement lost ground. Two parties on the left, the relatively new Democratic Social Movement and the Coalition of the Left and Progress elected two MEPs each. Political Spring, which had elected 2 MEPs in 1994, was unsuccessful in passing the 3% threshold and did not elect any members.[1]

Party Leader Votes Seats
No. +− % No. +−
New Democracy Kostas Karamanlis 2,314,371 36.00 +3.3 9 -
Panhellenic Socialist Movement Costas Simitis 2,115,844 32.91 -4.7 9 -1
Communist Party of Greece Aleka Papariga 557,365 8.67 +2.38 3 +1
Democratic Social Movement Dimitris Tsovolas 440,191 6.85 - 2 -
Coalition of the Left and Progress Nikos Konstantopoulos 331,928 5.16 -1.2 2 -
Political Spring Antonis Samaras 146,512 2.28 -6.3 0 -2
The Liberals Stefanos Manos 103,962 1.62 +1.6 0 -
Party of Greek Hunters Georgios Aramatzis 64,194 1.00 0 -
Union of Centrists Vassilis Leventis 52,512 0.82 0 -
Front Line Konstantinos Plevris 48,532 0.75 0 -
Ecological Greek (Kollatos) Οικολογικό Ελληνικό Dimitrios Kollatos 48,532 0.75 0 -
Greek Ecologists Dimosthenis Vergis 30,684 0.48 0 -
Radical Anti-Prohibitory Movement Ριζοσπαστική Αντιαπαγορευτική Κίνηση Kleanthis Grivas 21,274 0.33 0 -
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece Iosif Stavridis 16,782 0.26 0 -
Party of Hellenism Sotirios Sofianopoulos 16,608 0.26 0 -
Alternative Ecologists (Chatzipanagiotou) Dimitrios Chatzipanagiotou 14,335 0.22 0 -
Popular Unions of Bipartisan Social Groups (Lefko) Konstantinos Dalios 14,266 0.22 0 -
Radical Left Front Dimitrios Desillas 10,884 0.17 0 -
Militant Socialist Party of Greece Nikolaos Kargopoulos 9,840 0.15 0 -
Socialist Worker's Party Panos Garganas 8,049 0.13 0 -
Hellenic Front Makis Voridis 7,693 0.12 0 -
Rainbow Pavlos Boskopoulos 4,951 0.08 0 -
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece Ilias Zafeiropoulos 4,600 0.07 0 -
Human Rights Christos Antonopoulos 1,201 0.02 0 -
Alternative Ecologists (Shizas) Ioannis Shizas 832 0.01 0 -
Others 57,219 0.89 0 -
No. of valid votes 6,429,036 100,00   25 -
Invalid votes 283,648  
Total 6,712,684
(70.3%)
Registered voters 9,555,326

Sources: [2][3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Interior Ministry--Election Results
  2. ^ Archivo Histórico Electoral statistics
  3. ^ George Th. Mavrogordatos (December 2000). "Greece". European Journal of Political Research 38 (3-4): 397–401. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6765.2000.tb01146.x.  (Only deals with the parties that took seats)