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Greece

Hellenic Republic

10,772,967 10

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

80.37%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
Parliament Vouli ton Ellinon Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Karolos PAPOULIAS
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Antonis SAMARAS
  • Assembly: Greece has a unicameral Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon) with 300 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon), 250 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 50 members are allocated for the party that wins a plurality of votes. to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There is a national threshold of 3 percent. The party winning a plurality of votes automatically is awarded 50 seats , and the remaining seats are allocated proportionally among all parties clearing the threshold. The 250 regular seats are divided among 56 constituencies: 48 multi-member and 8 single-member. If an election was held during the previous 18 months, the list is closed instead of open.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Parliament 2000-04-09 7,020,626 9,364,900 74.97%
Parliament 2004-03-07 7,544,291 9,865,440 76.47%
President 2005-02-08 279 300 93.0%
Parliament 2007-09-16 - 9,921,545 -
Parliament 2009-10-04 7,044,479 9,933,385 70.92%
President 2010-02-03 300 300 100.0%
Parliament 2012-05-06 6,476,751 9,949,401 65.1%
Parliament 2012-06-17 6,216,798 9,947,876 62.49%
President 2014-12-17 300 300 100.0%
President 2014-12-23 - - -

Voter Turnout