Greek legislative election, 1926

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Greek legislative election, 1926
Greece
1923 ←
7 November 1926
→ 1928

286
144 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 61.4%
  First party Second party Third party
  Georgios Kaphantaris.jpg
Andreas Michalakopoulos 1927.jpg
PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg
Leader Georgios Kafantaris and Andreas Michalakopoulos Panagis Tsaldaris Ioannis Metaxas
Party Liberal People's Party Freethinkers
Seats won 108 60 52
Popular vote 303,140 194,243 151,044
Percentage 31.6% 20.3% 15.8%
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Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 7 November 1926.[1] The Liberal Union emerged as the largest faction in Parliament with 108 of the 286 seats.[2] The composition of the new parliament meant that the parties and factions had to work together to form a viable parliamentary government. On Kafandaris' initiative negotiations began among the main parties, leading to the swearing-in on the 4 December of a government under the premiership of Alexandros Zaimis who was not a member of parliament. The coalition consisted of the Liberal Union, the Democratic Union, the People's Party and the Freethinkers' Party. This government came to be known as the "Ecumenical government".

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Liberal Union 303,140 31.6 108
People's Party 194,243 20.3 60
Freethinkers' Party 151,044 15.8 52
Democratic Union 62,086 6.5 17
United Electoral Front of Workers, Farmers and Refugees 41,982 4.4 10
Hellenic Agricultural Party 28,318 3.0 4
Party of Independents and Refugees 17,410 1.8 2
Liaison of United Anti-Venizelists 14,088 1.5 4
Liberal Refugee Party 13,798 1.4 4
Conservative Union 12,661 1.3 3
Provincial Party 9,728 1.0 2
Co-operation Agricultural Party 8,530 0.9 3
Party of Democratic Liberals 7,475 0.8 3
Liaison of Independent Democrat-Venizelists 5,942 0.6 3
Hebrew Political Union 5,846 0.6 2
Liaison of Independent Liberals 5,846 0.6 1
Liaison of Moderate Conservatives 5,463 0.6 1
Liaison of Independent Anti-Venizelists 5,367 0.6 1
Agricultural Refugee Liaison 5,079 0.5 1
Macedonian OMAS Liaison 5,079 0.5 2
National Believers Popular Party 4,888 0.5 1
Liaison of Independents (Trikala Prefecture) 3,450 0.4 1
Liaison of Popular-Free Believers 3,450 0.4 1
Invalid/blank votes 3,912
Total 918,825[a] 100 286
Registered voters/turnout 1,567,378 61.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The Electoral Committees reported a total votes figure of 962,304. However, this was due to a flaw in their minutes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p829 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p857
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p840