1928 Greek legislative election

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1928 Greek legislative election

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All 250 seats of the Greek Parliament
126 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg AlexandrosPapanastasiu.jpeg PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg
Leader Eleftherios Venizelos Alexandros Papanastasiou Panagis Tsaldaris
Party Liberal AEK People's Party
Leader since 1910 1926 1922
Last election 108 seats, 33.13% 17 seats, 6.79% 60 seats, 21.23%
Seats won 178 20 19
Seat change Increase 70 Increase 3 Decrease 41
Popular vote 477,502 68,278 243,543
Percentage 46.94% 6.71% 23.49%
Swing Increase 13.81% Decrease 0.08% Increase 2.26%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Georgios Kondylis.jpg No image.png Andreas Michalakopoulos 1927.jpg
Leader Georgios Kondylis Andreas Michalakopoulos
Party EDK AS KSD
Leader since 1928 1928
Last election New 3 seats, 0.65% 3 seats, 1.38%
Seats won 9 6 5
Seat change New Increase 3 Increase 2
Popular vote 27,603 18,069 15,852
Percentage 2.71% 1.78% 1.56%
Swing New Increase 1.13% Increase 0.18%

Prime Minister before election

Eleftherios Venizelos
Liberal

Elected Prime Minister

Eleftherios Venizelos
Liberal

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Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 19 August 1928.[1] The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 178 of the 250 seats.[2]

Background[edit]

The Venizelists entered the elections as a coalition of five "parties of the liberals" under the leadership of Eleftherios Venizelos. These parties were the Democratic Union (later the Agricultural and Labour Party) under the leadership of Alexandros Papanastasiou, the National Democratic Party led by Georgios Kondylis, the Conservative Democratic Party under Andreas Michalakopoulos and the Progressive Union under the leadership of Konstantinos Zavitsanos. Because he wanted to follow an independent line from Venizelos, Georgios Kafantaris together with some personal friends and various dissatisfied liberals founded the Progressive Party.

The anti-Venizelist movement went into the elections divided as the People's Party, the Freethinkers' Party and a few independent royalists who put themselves up for election. The former dictator, Theodoros Pangalos, stood for election in Athens as chief of the National Union. In addition there were a large number of unaligned and independent candidates. Finally, the Communist Party of Greece entered the elections as the United Front.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 477,502 46.9 178 +70
People's Party 243,543 23.9 19 –41
Agricultural and Labour Party 68,278 6.7 20 New
Freethinkers' Party 53,958 5.3 1 –51
Independent Royal Supporters 38,556 3.8 4 New
National Democratic Party 27,603 2.7 9 New
Progressive Party 25,729 2.5 3 New
Independent Democrats 18,069 1.8 6 New
Farmers' Party 17,042 1.7 0 New
Conservative Democratic Party 15,852 1.6 5 New
United Front 14,352 1.4 0 New
Progressive Union 13,452 1.3 5 New
National Union of Greece 1,958 0.2 0 New
Independents 1,387 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 4,153
Total 1,021,434 100 250 –36
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
KF
46.94%
LK
23.94%
AEK
6.71%
KE
5.30%
AB
3.79%
KED
2.71%
PK
2.53%
AS
1.78%
AK
1.68%
KSD
1.56%
EM
1.41%
KPE
1.32%
Others
0.33%
Parliament seats
KF
71.20%
AEK
8.00%
LK
7.60%
KED
3.60%
AS
2.40%
KSD
2.00%
KPE
2.00%
AB
1.60%
PK
1.20%
KE
0.40%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p829 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p858