Greek legislative election, 1985

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Greek legislative election, 1985
Greece
1981 ←
members
2 June 1985 → June 1989
members

All 300 seats to the Greek Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Andreas Papandreou.jpg Constantine Mitsotakis.jpg Charilaos Florakis.JPG
Leader Andreas Papandreou Constantine Mitsotakis Charilaos Florakis
Party PASOK ND KKE
Leader since 3 September 1974 1984 1974
Last election 172 seats, 48.07% 115 seats, 35.87% 13 seats, 10.93%
Seats won 161 126 12
Seat change -11 +11 -1
Popular vote 2,916,735 2,599,681 629,525
Percentage 45.8% 40.8% 9.9%
Swing -2.3% +4.9% -1.8%

PM before election

Andreas Papandreou
PASOK

Subsequent PM

Andreas Papandreou
PASOK

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 3 June 1985.[1] The ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) of Andreas Papandreou, was re-elected, defeating the conservative New Democracy party of Constantine Mitsotakis (Mitsotakis succeeded Evangelos Averoff as ND leader in 1984).

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement 2,916,735 45.8 161 –11
New Democracy 2,599,681 40.8 126 +11
Communist Party of Greece 629,525 9.9 12 –1
Communist Party of Greece (Interior) 117,135 1.8 1 +1
National Political Union 37,965 0.6 0 New
Liberal Party 10,551 0.2 0 0
Revolutionary Communist Movement of Greece 6,951 0.1 0 0
Communist Left 5,383 0.1 0 New
Liberals 5,212 0.1 0 New
EDE-Trotskyists 3,685 0.1 0 0
Fighting Socialist Party of Greece 1,369 0.0 0 New
Hellenic Christian Social Union 251 0.0 0 New
Patriotic Right 172 0.0 0 New
Olympic Democracy 162 0.0 0 0
Enlighten Movement 49 0.0 0 New
Greens-Ecological Party of Greece-Hellenic Alternative Green Movement 5 0.0 0 New
Independents 30,263 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 57,372
Total 6,422,466 100 300 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,008,647 80.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
PASOK
  
45.82%
ND
  
40.85%
KKE
  
9.89%
KKE-ES
  
1.84%
Others
  
1.60%
Parliament seats
PASOK
  
53.67%
ND
  
42.00%
KKE
  
4.00%
KKE-ES
  
0.33%

References[edit]

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