1935 Greek legislative election

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Greek legislative election, 1935

← 1933 9 June 1935 1936 →

All 300 seats of the Greek Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg Ioannis Metaxas 1937 cropped.jpg
Leader Panagis Tsaldaris Ioannis Metaxas
Party LK-ERK EV
Leader since 1922 1935
Last election 129 seats, 42.16% 6 seats, 2.26%
Seats won 287 7
Seat change Increase 158 Increase 1
Popular vote 669,434 152,285
Percentage 65.04% 14.80%
Swing Increase 22.88% Increase 12.54%

Prime Minister before election

Panagis Tsaldaris
People's Party

Elected Prime Minister

Panagis Tsaldaris
People's Party

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Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 9 June 1935.[1] The People's Party-National Radical Party alliance, which won 287 of the 300 seats in Parliament.

The elections were held in a climate of tension between the liberal Republicans, represented by the Venizelist parties, and the pro-royalist People's Party, following the failed Venizelist coup attempt in March. In protest at the execution of two prominent Venizelist generals, the continued function of special courts, and at the new electoral law, which they had not approved, all venizelist parties decided not to participate. Without opponents, the right-wing parties had no problem in dominating the Parliament, whose role would be to adopt a new Constitution and decide about the restoration of monarchy in the person of the exiled King George II.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Party-National Radical Party 669,434 65.0 287 +158
Union of Royalists 152,285 14.8 7 New
Communists and Allies 98,699 9.6 0 0
Macedonian Union 29,664 2.9 0 New
National Party 5,636 0.5 0 New
National Union of Greece 2,590 0.3 0 New
Independents 70,888 6.9 6 +6
Invalid/blank votes 61,166
Total 1,090,362 100 300 +52
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
LK-EPK
65.04%
EB
14.80%
PM
9.59%
ME
2.88%
Others
7.69%
Parliament seats
LK-EPK
95.67%
EB
2.33%
Others
2.00%

References[edit]

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