1926 Greek legislative election

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Greek legislative election, 1926

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All 286 seats of the Greek Parliament
144 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg Ioannis Metaxas 1937 cropped.jpg
Leader Eleftherios Venizelos Panagis Tsaldaris Ioannis Metaxas
Party Liberal People's Party KE
Leader since 1910 1922 1922
Last election 250 seats Did not participate New
Seats won 108 60 52
Seat change Decrease 142 Did not participate New
Popular vote 303,140 194,243 151,044
Percentage 33.13% 21.23% 16.51%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  AlexandrosPapanastasiu.jpeg No image.png No image.png
Leader Alexandros Papanastasiou Collective Leadership
Party DE EMEAP AKE
Leader since 1923 1926
Last election 120 seats New New
Seats won 17 10 4
Seat change Decrease 103 New New
Popular vote 62,086 41,982 28,318
Percentage 6.79% 4.59% 3.10%

Prime Minister before election

Georgios Kondylis
DE

Elected Prime Minister

Alexandros Zaimis
Independent

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