Greek legislative election, 1935

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Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 9 June 1935.[1] The People's Party-National Radical Party alliance, which won 287 of the 300 seats in Parliament.

The elections were held in a climate of tension between the liberal Republicans, represented by the Venizelist parties, and the pro-royalist People's Party, following the failed Venizelist coup attempt in March. In protest at the execution of two prominent Venizelist generals, the continued function of special courts, and at the new electoral law, which they had not approved, all venizelist parties decided not to participate. Without opponents, the right-wing parties had no problem in dominating the Parliament, whose role would be to adopt a new Constitution and decide about the restoration of monarchy in the person of the exiled King George II.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Party-National Radical Party 669,434 65.0 287 +158
Union of Royalists 152,285 14.8 7 New
Communists and Allies 98,699 9.6 0 0
Macedonian Union 29,664 2.9 0 New
National Party 5,636 0.5 0 New
National Union of Greece 2,590 0.3 0 New
Independents 70,888 6.9 6 +6
Invalid/blank votes 61,166
Total 1,090,362 100 300 +52
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
LK-EPK
  
65.04%
EB
  
14.80%
PM
  
9.59%
ME
  
2.88%
Others
  
7.69%
Parliament seats
LK-EPK
  
95.67%
EB
  
2.33%
Others
  
2.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7