Greece (European Parliament constituency)

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Greece
European Parliament constituency
Map of the European Parliament constituencies with Greece highlighted in red
Location among the current constituencies
Member stateGreece
Created1981
MEPs24 (1981–1994)
25 (1994–2004)
24 (2004–2009)
22 (2009–2014)
21 (2014–present)
Sources
[1][2]

In European elections, Greece is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by twenty-one MEPs. It covers the member state of Greece.

Current MEPs[edit]

Name National party EP Group
Konstantinos Chrysogonos      Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)      GUE/NGL
Manolis Glezos (until 7 July 2015)[1]
Nikolaos Chountis (from 20 July 2015)
     Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)
Independent (2 September 2015)
     GUE/NGL
Georgios Katrougalos (until 26 January 2015)[2]
Stelios Kouloglou (from 27 January 2015)
     Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)      GUE/NGL
Konstantina Kouneva      Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)      GUE/NGL
Dimitrios Papadimoulis      Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)      GUE/NGL
Sofia Sakorafa      Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)
Independent (28 September 2015)
     GUE/NGL
Manolis Kefalogiannis      New Democracy (ND)      EPP
Giorgos Kyrtsos [pl]      New Democracy (ND)      EPP
Maria Spyraki      New Democracy (ND)      EPP
Eliza Vozemberg      New Democracy (ND)      EPP
Theodoros Zagorakis      New Democracy (ND)      EPP
Georgios Epitidios      Golden Dawn      non-inscrits
Lambros Foundoulis      Golden Dawn      non-inscrits
Eleftherios Synadinos      Golden Dawn      non-inscrits
Nikos Androulakis      Olive Tree (Elia)      S&D
Eva Kaili      Olive Tree (Elia)      S&D
Giorgos Grammatikakis      The River (Potami)      S&D
Miltiadis Kyrkos      The River (Potami)      S&D
Konstantinos Papadakis      Communist Party of Greece (KKE)      non-inscrits
Sotirios Zarianopoulos      Communist Party of Greece (KKE)      non-inscrits
Notis Marias      Independent Greeks (ANEL)
Independent (7 January 2015)[3]
     ECR

Elections[edit]

1981[edit]

The 1981 European election was a by-election held after Greece joined the European Communities in 1981. The rest of the EC had voted in 1979.

1984[edit]

The 1984 European election was the second European election and the first time Greece voted with the rest of the Community.


e • d Summary of the results of Greece's 17 June 1984 election to the European Parliament
← 198119841989 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 2,476,491 41.58 1.46 Increase
10 / 24
0 Steady
New Democracy (ND) 2,266,568 38.05 6.71 Increase
9 / 24
1 Increase
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) 693,304 11.64 1.20 Decrease
3 / 24
0 Steady
Communist Party – Interior (KKE–E) 203,813 3.42 1.88 Decrease
1 / 24
0 Steady
National Political Union (EPEN) 136,642 2.29 new
1 / 24
0 Steady
Party of Democratic Socialism (KDS) 47,389 0.80 3.46 Decrease
0 / 24
1 Decrease
Christian Democracy (CD) 26,735 0.45 0.70 Decrease
0 / 24
0 Steady
Liberal Party 20,908 0.35 0.69 Decrease
0 / 24
0 Steady
Revolutionary Communist Movement (EKKE) 17,789 0.30 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Union of the Democratic Centre (EDK) 16.848 0.28 0.84 Decrease
0 / 24
0 Steady
Fighting Socialist Party (ASKE) 10,389 0.18 new
0 / 24
0 Steady
Valid votes 5,956,060 99.07
Blank and invalid votes 55,756 0.93
Totals 6,011,816 100.00
24 / 24
0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,790,309 77.17 4.31 Decrease
Source:

1989[edit]

The 1989 European election was the third election to the European Parliament and was held on 15 June for Greece.


e • d Summary of the results of Greece's 1989 election to the European Parliament
← 198419891994 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
New Democracy (ND) Constantine Mitsotakis 2,647,215 40.41
10 / 24
1 Increase
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) Andreas Papandreou 2,352,271 35.96
9 / 24
1 Decrease
Coalition of the Left and Progress (SYN) Charilaos Florakis 936,175 14.31
4 / 24
Democratic Renewal (DIANA) Konstantinos Stephanopoulos 89,469 1.36
1 / 24
National Political Union (EPEN) Chrisanthos Dimitriadis 75,877 1.16
0 / 24
1 Decrease
Alternative Ecologists (OE) 72,369 1.11
0 / 24
Democratic Ecological Movement Dimitris Kollatos 67,998 1.04
0 / 24
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 303,295 4.37
0 / 24
0 Steady
Valid votes
Blank and invalid votes
Totals   100.00
24 / 24
0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout
Source:

1994[edit]

The 1994 European election was the fourth election to the European Parliament and was held on 12 June for Greece.


e • d Summary of the results of Greece's 12 June 1994 election to the European Parliament
← 198919941999 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) PES Andreas Papandreou 2,458,619 37.64 1.70 Increase
10 / 25
1 Increase
New Democracy (ND) EPP Miltiadis Evert 2,133,372 32.66 7.79 Decrease
9 / 25
1 Decrease
Political Spring (PA) None Antonis Samaras 564,778 8.65 New
2 / 25
2 Increase
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) None Aleka Papariga 410,747 6.29 *
2 / 25
*
Coalition of the Left and Progress (SYN) PEL Nikos Konstantopoulos 408,072 6.25 *
2 / 25
*
Democratic Renewal (DIANA) None Konstantinos Stephanopoulos 182,525 2.79 1.42 Increase
0 / 25
0 Steady
Union of Centrists (EK) None Vassilis Leventis 77,951 1.19 New
0 / 25
0 Steady
Others (parties that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 296,627 4.54
0 / 25
0 Steady
Valid votes 6,532,691
Blank and invalid votes 271,193
Totals 6,803,884 100.00
25 / 25
1 Increase
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,550,596 71.24

Source:[4]


1999[edit]

The 1999 European election was the fifth election to the European Parliament and was held on 13 June for Greece.

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: [5][6]


2004[edit]

The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament and was held on 13 June for Greece. The ruling New Democracy party made strong gains, while the opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement made smaller gains, both at the expense of minor parties.


e • d Summary of the results of Greece's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
← 199920042009 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
New Democracy EPP Kostas Karamanlis 2,633,961 43.02 7.01 Increase
11 / 24
2 Increase
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) PES George Papandreou 2,083,327 34.03 1.12 Increase
8 / 24
1 Decrease
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) None Aleka Papariga 580,396 9.48 0.81 Increase
3 / 24
0 Steady
Coalition of Left Movements and Ecology (SYN) PEL Nikos Konstantopoulos 254,447 4.16 1.00 Decrease
1 / 24
1 Decrease
Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) AIDE Georgios Karatzaferis 252,429 4.12 New
1 / 24
1 Increase
Women for Another Europe Γυναίκες για μια άλλη Ευρώπη Nena Venetsanou 46,565 0.76 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Democratic Regional Union Mihalis Haralambidis 44,541 0.73 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Ecologists Greens Mihail Tremopoulos 40,873 0.67 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Union of Centrists Vassilis Leventis 34,511 0.56 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Greek Ecologists Dimosthenis Vergis 32,956 0.54 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece Iosif Stavridis 21,220 0.35 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Hellenic Front Makis Voridis 15,243 0.25 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Democratic Socialist Movement Δημοκρατικό Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα (ΔΗΣΟΚ) Emmanouil Kriaras 13,627 0.22 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Radical Left Front Ioannis Aggelis 13,387 0.22 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Anti-Capitalist Coalition Stella Alfieri 11,938 0.19 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Militant Socialist Party of Greece Nikolaos Kargopoulos 11,598 0.19 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Patriotic Alliance Dimitrios Zaphiropoulos 10,618 0.17 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Rainbow Styliani Papadimitrou 6,176 0.10 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Vision Όραμα Dimitrios Katsimpras 5,996 0.10 -
0 / 24
0 Steady
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece Ilias Zafeiropoulos 5,090 0.08 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
European Confederacy Ευρωπαϊκή Συμπολιτεία, Άμεση Δημοκρατία - Αδέσμευτο Κίνημα Υποστήριξης Ριζοσπαστών (AKYPA) Giorgos Kokkas 3,791 0.06 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Alternative Ecologists Konstantinos Yfantis 284 0.00 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Hristopistia Efstathios Patsantzis 45 0.0 +0
0 / 24
0 Steady
Totals 6,283,637 100.00
24 / 24
1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,938,863 63.22
Source:[7]

2009[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 June 2009 European Parliament election results
Party Leader(s) Party group Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement George Papandreou PES 1,878,859 36.64 +2.61
8 / 22
0 Steady
New Democracy Kostas Karamanlis EPP 1,655,636 32.29 -10.72
8 / 22
3 Decrease
Communist Party Aleka Papariga EUL–NGL 428,283 8.35 -1.13
2 / 22
1 Decrease
Popular Orthodox Rally Georgios Karatzaferis IND/DEM 366,615 7.14 +3.02
2 / 22
1 Increase
Coalition of the Radical Left[A] Alekos Alavanos EUL–NGL 240,898 4.70 +0.54
1 / 22
0 Steady
Ecologist Greens Six-member committee Greens–EFA 178,964 3.49 +2.88
1 / 22
1 Increase
Panhellenic Macedonian Front Stelios Papathemelis 65,177 1.27
0 / 22
0 Steady
Party of Greek Hunters Giorgos Tsagkanelias 64,782 1.27
0 / 22
0 Steady
Drassi Stefanos Manos et al. 38,895 0.76
0 / 22
0 Steady
Ecologists Greece K. Papanikolas 33,236 0.65
0 / 22
0 Steady
Greek Ecologists Dimosthenis Vergis 31,188 0.61 +0.07
0 / 22
0 Steady
Golden Dawn Nikolaos Michaloliakos 23,566 0.46
0 / 22
0 Steady
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow 13-member committee 21,951 0.43
0 / 22
0 Steady
Union of Centrists Vassilis Leventis 19,660 0.38 –0.18
0 / 22
0 Steady
Marxist–Leninist Communist Party A. Papadopoulous et al. 13,142 0.26 –0.09
0 / 22
0 Steady
Popular Unions of Bipartisan Social Groups Kostas Dalios 10,572 0.21
0 / 22
0 Steady
Society – Political Party of the Successors of Kapodistrias Emmanouil Voloudakis 7,964 0.16
0 / 22
0 Steady
Hellenic Direct Democracy Movement Giorgos Kokkas 7,916 0.15
0 / 22
0 Steady
Liberal PartyLibertas.eu Manolis Kaligiannis Libertas.eu 6,485 0.13
0 / 22
0 Steady
Youth Party Kyriakos Topsoglou 6,224 0.12
0 / 22
0 Steady
Workers Revolutionary Party Sabetai Matsas 6,048 0.12
0 / 22
0 Steady
Fighting Socialist Party Nikos Kargopoulos et al. 5,624 0.11 –0.09
0 / 22
0 Steady
European Free Alliance–Rainbow S. Anastasiadis EFA 4,530 0.09 –0.01
0 / 22
0 Steady
Liberal Alliance Fotis Perlikos ALDE 4,348 0.08
0 / 22
0 Steady
Greek Unity Vasileios Protopapas 3,105 0.06
0 / 22
0 Steady
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece Ilias Zafiropoulos et al. 2,807 0.05 –0.03
0 / 22
0 Steady
Patriotic Humanitarian Movement Georgios Dontas 762 0.01
0 / 22
0 Steady
Valid votes 5,127,237 97.46
Invalid votes 72,791 1.38
Blank votes 61,008 1.16
Totals 5,261,036 100.00 22
Electorate and voter turnout 9,995,992 52.63
Source: Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration, and Decentralization, with all precincts reporting as of 05:17, 12 December 2009 (UTC).
Notes
A The results of the Coalition of the Radical Left are compared with the 2004 results of Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology.

2014[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Greece's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 200920142019 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) PEL Alexis Tsipras 1,518,608 26.57 21.87 Increase
6 / 21
5 Increase
New Democracy (ND) EPP Antonis Samaras 1,298,713 22.72 9.57 Decrease
5 / 21
3 Decrease
Golden Dawn (XA) ENF Nikolaos Michaloliakos 536,910 9.39 8.93 Increase
3 / 21
3 Increase
Olive Tree – Democratic Alignment (ELIA DA) PES Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) 458,403 8.02 28.62 Decrease
2 / 21
6 Decrease
The River (TO POTAMI) None Stavros Theodorakis 377,438 6.60 new
2 / 21
2 Increase
Communist Party (KKE) None Dimitris Koutsoumpas 349,255 6.11 2.24 Decrease
2 / 21
0 Steady
Independent Greeks (ANEL) None Panos Kammenos 197,701 3.46 new
1 / 21
1 Increase
Popular Orthodox Rally MELD Georgios Karatzaferis 154,027 2.69 4.45 Decrease
0 / 21
2 Decrease
Greek European Citizens None Jorgo Chatzimarkakis 82,350 1.40 new
0 / 21
0 Steady
Democratic Left None Fotis Kouvelis 68,873 1.20 new
0 / 21
0 Steady
Union for the Fatherland and the People None Vyron Polydoras 59,341 1.04 new
0 / 21
0 Steady
Party of Greek Hunters None Giorgos Tsagkanelias 57,014 1.00 0.27 Decrease
0 / 21
0 Steady
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) (103,422) 9.76
0 / 21
1 Decrease
Valid votes
Blank and invalid votes
Totals   100.00
21 / 21
1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 59.96
Source:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Resigned at 91 years old
  2. ^ Becomes government minister in the Tsipras Cabinet
  3. ^ "Notis Marias". European Parliament. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ George Th. Mavrogordatos (December 1995). "Greece". European Journal of Political Research. 28 (3–4): 353–358. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6765.1995.tb00500.x.
  5. ^ Archivo Histórico Electoral statistics[dead link]
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ Greek Interior Ministry election data[dead link]; EU election data[dead link].

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