Next Greek legislative election

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Next Greek legislative election
September 2015 ←
On or before 20 October 2019

All 300 seats of the Hellenic Parliament
151 seats needed for a majority
  Alexis Tsipras Vangelis Meimarakis 2009 (cropped).jpg Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg
Leader Alexis Tsipras Vangelis Meimarakis Nikolaos Michaloliakos
Leader since 9 February 2008 5 July 2015 1 November 1993
Leader's seat Athens A Athens B Athens A
Last election 145 seats, 35.5% 75 seats, 28.1% 18 seats, 7.0%
Current seats 145 75 18
Seats needed Increase6 Increase76 Increase133

  Fofi Gennimata Dimitris Koutsoumpas Stavros Theodorakis
Leader Fofi Gennimata Dimitris Koutsoumpas Stavros Theodorakis
Leader since 14 June 2015 14 April 2013 26 February 2014
Leader's seat Athens B Athens B Thessaloniki A
Last election 17 seats, 6.3% 15 seats, 5.6% 11 seats, 4.1%
Current seats 17 15 11
Seats needed Increase134 Increase136 Increase140

  Panos Kammenos Vassilis Leventis 2015 (cropped).jpg
Leader Panos Kammenos Vassilis Leventis
Leader since 24 February 2012 2 March 1992
Leader's seat Athens B Athens B
Last election 10 seats, 3.7% 9 seats, 3.4%
Current seats 10 9
Seats needed Increase141 Increase142

Incumbent Prime Minister

Alexis Tsipras

The next Greek legislative election will be held on or before 20 October 2019. At stake will be all 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament.

Electoral system[edit]

All voters are called up to vote, with registration being automatic and voting being mandatory.[1] However, none of the legally existing penalties or sanctions[2] have ever been enforced.[3]

250 seats are distributed on the basis of proportional representation, with a threshold of 3% required for entry into parliament. Blank and invalid votes, as well as votes cast for parties that fall short of the 3% threshold, are disregarded for seat allocation purposes. 50 additional seats are awarded as a majority bonus to the party that wins a plurality of votes, with coalitions in that regard not being counted as an overall party but having their votes counted separately for each party in the coalition, according to the election law. Parliamentary majority is achieved by a party or coalition of parties that command at least one half plus one (151 out of 300) of total seats.

Latest possible date[edit]

The next general election cannot be held later than Sunday 20 October 2019. This date is determined as follows:

Law Requirement Comments
Constitution: Article 53.1[4] The Members of Parliament shall be elected for a term of four consecutive years, commencing on the day of the general election. The most recent election was held on 20 September 2015. Four years after 20 September 2015 is 20 September 2019.
Constitution: Article 53.1[4] Upon expiration of the parliamentary term, there shall be proclaimed by presidential decree countersigned by the Cabinet, general parliamentary elections to be held within 30 days. 30 days after 20 September 2019 is 20 October 2019.


  1. ^ "Constitution of Greece" (PDF). Hellenic Parliament. Retrieved 5 November 2011. Article 51, Clause 5: The exercise of the right to vote is compulsory. 
  2. ^ Προεδρικό Διάταγμα 96/2007 [Presidential Decree 96/2007] (in Greek). Article 117, Clause 1: The elector who unjustifiably does not vote is punished with imprisonment of [at least] one month and up to one year. 
  3. ^ Υποχρεωτική η ψήφος αλλά "παγωμένες" οι κυρώσεις [Voting is mandatory, but penalties "frozen"]. Eleftherotypia (in Greek). Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Greek Constitution; Part III. Organization and Functions of the State". Retrieved 2015-01-26.