Next Greek legislative election

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

All 300 seats of the Hellenic Parliament
151 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
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Leader Alexis Tsipras Kyriakos Mitsotakis Nikolaos Michaloliakos
Party SYRIZA ND ΧΑ
Leader since 9 February 2008 11 January 2016 1 November 1993
Leader's seat Heraklion Athens B Athens A
Last election 145 seats, 35.5% 75 seats, 28.1% 18 seats, 7.0%
Current seats 144 75 18
Seats needed Increase7 Increase76 Increase133

  Fofi Gennimata Dimitris Koutsoumpas Stavros Theodorakis
Leader Fofi Gennimata Dimitris Koutsoumpas Stavros Theodorakis
Party PASOK-DIMAR KKE Potami
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 16 15 11
Seats needed Increase135 Increase136 Increase140

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Leader Panos Kammenos Vassilis Leventis
Party ANEL EK
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 9 9
Seats needed Increase142 Increase142

Incumbent Prime Minister

Alexis Tsipras
SYRIZA



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.

Opinion polls[edit]

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Latest possible date[edit]

The next general election cannot be held later than Sunday 20 October 2019. According to the Greek constitution, Members of Parliament are elected for terms of four years, with elections required within thirty days of their terms expiration. [4]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Greek Constitution; Part III. Organization and Functions of the State". hri.org. Retrieved 2015-01-26.