1936 Greek legislative election

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Greek legislative election, 1936

← 1935 26 January 1936 1946 →

All 300 seats of the Greek Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg Georgios Kondylis.jpg
Leader Eleftherios Venizelos Panagis Tsaldaris Georgios Kondylis
Party Liberal People's Party GLRE
Leader since 1910 1922 1932
Last election Boycotted 255 seats, 65.04% 32 seats, 65.04%
Seats won 126 72 60
Seat change Boycotted Decrease 183 Increase 28
Popular vote 474,651 281,597 253,384
Percentage 37.26% 22.10% 19.89%
Swing Boycotted Decrease 42.96% Decrease 45.15%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Zachariadis.jpg Georgios Kaphantaris 1927.jpg Ioannis Metaxas 1937 cropped.jpg
Leader Nikos Zachariadis Georgios Kafantaris Ioannis Metaxas
Party PM DS KE
Leader since 1931 1936 1922
Last election 0 seats, 9.59% Boycotted 7 seats, 14.80%
Seats won 15 11 7
Seat change Increase 15 Boycotted Steady
Popular vote 73,411 53,693 50,137
Percentage 5.76% 4.21% 3.94%
Swing Decrease 3.83% Boycotted Decrease 10.86%

Prime Minister before election

Konstantinos Demertzis
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Konstantinos Demertzis
Independent

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Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 26 January 1936.[1] The Liberal Party emerged as the largest party in Parliament, winning 126 of the 300 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 474,651 37.3 126 New
People's Party 281,597 22.1 72 –183
General Popular Radical Union 253,384 19.9 60 +28
All People Front 73,411 5.8 15 New
Democratic Coalition 53,693 4.2 11 New
Freethinkers' Party 50,137 3.9 7 +1
National Reform Party 17,822 1.4 4 New
Old Democratic Union of Crete 13,762 1.1 3 New
Hellenic Agricultural Party 13,006 1.0 1 New
Agricultural Democratic Party 12,333 1.0 1 New
Independents' Alliance 11,178 0.9 0 New
National Unionist Party 9,870 0.8 0 New
Communist Archio-Marxist Party of Greece 1,148 0.1 0 New
National Union of Greece 505 0.0 0 0
Communist International Front 296 0.0 0 New
Independents 7,203 0.6 0 –6
Invalid/blank votes 4,083
Total 1,278,079 100 300 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
KF
37.26%
LK
22.10%
GLP
19.89%
PM
5.76%
DS
4.21%
KE
3.94%
MEK
1.40%
PEK
1.08%
AKE
1.02%
ADK
0.97%
Others
2.37%
Parliament seats
KF
42.00%
LK
24.00%
GLP
20.00%
PM
5.00%
DS
3.67%
KE
2.33%
MEK
1.33%
PEK
1.00%
AKE
0.33%
ADK
0.33%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p859