Sept. 20, 2015 Held


Hellenic Republic

Election for Vouli ton Ellinon (Greek Parliament)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:5,566,295
Valid Votes:5,431,850
Invalid Votes:134,445

Seat Share By Party:

Hover to view number and percent of total seats won by party. Eight largest parties shown, with "others" combined if applicable.

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Syriza Unionist Social Front (Συνασπισμός Ριζοσπαστικής Αριστεράς, Synaspismós Rizospastikís Aristerás) 145 - 1,925,904


New Democracy (ND) 75 - 1,526,205


Golden Dawn (Χρυσή Αυγή, Chrysi Avg) 18 - 379,581


Pan Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 17 - 341,390


Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 15 - - 301,632


The River (To Potami) 11 - 222,166


Independent Greeks (Ανεξάρτητοι Έλληνες, Anexartitoi Ellines) 10 - 200,423


Union of Centrists (Ένωση Κεντρώων) 9 - 186,457

Election Results Modified: Sep 24, 2015

General Information

At stake in this election:       

  • The 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon).

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Karolos PAPOULIAS (since 12 March 2005)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Alexis TSIPRAS (since 25 January 2015)
  • Assembly: Greece has a unicameral Hellenic Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon) with 300 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon), 288 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 12 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.*

* There is a national threshold of 3 percent. The party or apparentement winning a plurality of votes automatically is awarded 40 seats, and the remaining seats are allocated proportionally among all parties clearing the threshold. The 288 regular seats are divided among 56 constituencies: 48 multi-member and 8 single-member. In single-member districts, elections are effectively by plurality. The 12 State Deputy seats are allocated proportionally from closed lists in a nationwide district. Voters cast ballots only for the regular seats.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Last election:

  • The last election for parliament in Greece was held on 25 January 2015. Results can be found here: http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2836/

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,775,557 (July 2014 est) [i]
  • Registered Voters: 9,911,495[ii]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,509,973 (July 2014 est)[iii]
  • Is Greece a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (2 March 1982).[iv]
  • Has Greece ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 June 1983)[v]
  • Gender Quota:  Yes. Legislated Candidate Quota: “one-third of political parties’ candidate lists, both for national and constituency lists, must be filled with candidates of each sex.”[vi]
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 63 (21%) of 300 seats in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon).[xi]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 29.[vii]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: None (latest categorizations are from 2014)[viii]


[i] http://www.indexmundi.com/greece/population.html

[ii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2836/#_edn6 

[iii] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?id=89

[iv] http://hdr.undp.org/sites/all/themes/hdr_theme/country-notes/GRC.pdf

[v] http://genderindex.org/country/greece

[vi] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[vii] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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