1950 Greek legislative election

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Greek legislative election, 1950

← 1946 5 March 1950 1951 →

All 250 seats of the Greek Parliament
126 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Constantine Tsaldaris.jpg Sophoklis Venizelos, 1921.png PROKOPIOU-PLASTIRAS-9.jpg
Leader Konstantinos Tsaldaris Sofoklis Venizelos Nikolaos Plastiras
Party People's Party Liberal EPEK
Leader since 1936 1948 1949
Last election 156 seats, 55.12% 48 seats, 14.39% 31 seats, 19.28%
Seats won 62 56 45
Seat change Decrease 94 Increase 8 Increase 14
Popular vote 317,312 291,083 277,739
Percentage 18.79% 17.24% 16.45%
Swing Decrease 36.33% Increase 2.85% Decrease 2.83%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Γεώργιος Α. Παπανδρέου 1.jpg Alexandros Svolos.jpg No image.png
Leader Georgios Papandreou Alexandros Svolos Konstantinos Maniadakis
Party KGP KGP PAP
Leader since 1950 1950 1949
Last election 7 seats, 19.28% New 9 seats, 2.94%
Seats won 35 18 16
Seat change Increase 28 New Increase 7
Popular vote 180,185 163,824 137,618
Percentage 10.67% 9.70% 8.15%
Swing Decrease 8.61% New Increase 5.21%

Prime Minister before election

Alexandros Diomidis
Liberal

Elected Prime Minister

Sofoklis Venizelos
Liberal

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Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 5 March 1950.[1] The People's Party emerged as the largest party in Parliament, winning 62 of the 250 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
People's Party 317,312 18.8 62
Liberal Party 291,083 17.2 56
National Progressive Center Union 277,739 16.4 45
Georgios Papandreou Party 180,185 10.7 35
Democratic Alignment 163,824 9.7 18
Politically Independent Alignment 137,618 8.1 16
National Reconstruction Front 88,979 5.3 7
National Party of Greece 61,575 3.6 7
Party of Farmers and Labourers 44,308 2.6 3
New Party 42,157 2.5 1
National Party of Working People 26,925 1.6 0
Party for the National Union 14,256 0.8 0
Greek Working People's Party 9,132 0.5 0
National Resistance Party of Greece 8,260 0.5 0
Party Alliance of Greek Workers and Political Refresh Movement 8,127 0.5 0
List of Independents 2,979 0.2 0
Independent Liberal Party 3,087 0.2 0
Agricultural Party 2,191 0.1 0
Christian Labour Agricultural Party 1,027 0.1 0
Christian Political Union 429 0.0 0
Greek Drivers' Party 157 0.0 0
Independent Farmer Party 146 0.0 0
National Independent Party of War Wounded and Victims of Greece 145 0.0 0
Labour-Professional Party of Greece 97 0.0 0
Independent Agricultural Party of Greek People 63 0.0 0
Professional and Industrial Party of Greece 42 0.0 0
National Byzantine Party of Greece 20 0.0 0
Independents 6,742 0.4 0
Invalid/blank votes 7,223
Total 1,695,768 100 250
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
LK
18.79%
KF
17.24%
EPEK
16.45%
KGP
10.67%
DP
9.70%
PAP
8.15%
MEA
5.27%
EKE
3.65%
PAE
2.62%
KN
2.50%
Others
4.96%
Parliament seats
LK
24.80%
KF
22.40%
EPEK
18.00%
KGP
14.00%
DP
7.20%
PAP
6.40%
MEA
2.80%
EKE
2.80%
PAE
1.20%
KN
0.40%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p860