2019 Greek legislative election

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2019 Greek legislative election

← September 2015 On or before 20 October 2019

All 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament
151 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  Alexis Tsipras Kyriakos Mitsotakis 0317.jpg Fofi Gennimata
Leader Alexis Tsipras Kyriakos Mitsotakis Fofi Gennimata
Leader since 9 February 2008 11 January 2016 14 June 2015
Leader's seat Heraklion Athens B Athens B
Last election 145 seats, 35.5% 75 seats, 28.1% 28 seats, 10.4%
Current seats 144 75 20
Seats needed Increase7 Increase76 Increase131

  Michaloliakos Nikolaos GD b.jpg Dimitris Koutsoumpas Panos Kammenos
Leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos Dimitris Koutsoumpas Panos Kammenos
Leader since 1 November 1993 14 April 2013 24 February 2012
Leader's seat Athens A Athens B Athens B
Last election 18 seats, 7.0% 15 seats, 5.6% 10 seats, 3.7%
Current seats 17 15 8
Seats needed Increase134 Increase136 Increase143

  Vassilis Leventis 2015 (cropped).jpg
Leader Vassilis Leventis
Party EK
Leader since 2 March 1992
Leader's seat Athens B
Last election 9 seats, 3.4%
Current seats 9
Seats needed Increase142

Incumbent Prime Minister

Alexis Tsipras

The next Greek legislative election will be held on or before 20 October 2019. At stake will be all 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament.

Electoral system[edit]

All voters are called up to vote, with registration being automatic and voting being mandatory.[1] However, none of the legally existing penalties or sanctions[2] have ever been enforced.[3]

250 seats are distributed on the basis of proportional representation, with a threshold of 3% required for entry into parliament. Blank and invalid votes, as well as votes cast for parties that fall short of the 3% threshold, are disregarded for seat allocation purposes. 50 additional seats are awarded as a majority bonus to the party that wins a plurality of votes, with coalitions in that regard not being counted as an overall party but having their votes counted separately for each party in the coalition, according to the election law. Parliamentary majority is achieved by a party or coalition of parties that command at least one half plus one (151 out of 300) of total seats.

Opinion polls[edit]


Latest possible date[edit]

The next general election cannot be held later than Sunday 20 October 2019. According to the Greek constitution, Members of Parliament are elected for terms of four years, with elections required within thirty days of their term's expiration.[4]

According to the Minister of the Interior, Panos Skourletis, the most likely date for the next election is 13 October 2019, the same day as the local (regional and municipal) elections.[5] Alexis Tsipras, on 31th of December 2018, stated that he is searching for a date in October.


  1. ^ "Constitution of Greece" (PDF). Hellenic Parliament. Retrieved 5 November 2011. Article 51, Clause 5: The exercise of the right to vote is compulsory.
  2. ^ Προεδρικό Διάταγμα 96/2007 [Presidential Decree 96/2007] (in Greek). Article 117, Clause 1: The elector who unjustifiably does not vote is punished with imprisonment of [at least] one month and up to one year.
  3. ^ Υποχρεωτική η ψήφος αλλά "παγωμένες" οι κυρώσεις [Voting is mandatory, but penalties "frozen"]. Eleftherotypia (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Greek Constitution; Part III. Organization and Functions of the State". hri.org. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
  5. ^ "Δεν απέκλεισε εθνικές εκλογές στις 13 Οκτωβρίου 2019 ο Σκουρλέτης | Το Κουτί της Πανδώρας". Το Κουτί της Πανδώρας (in Greek). 2018-04-29. Retrieved 2018-04-29.