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Greece

Hellenic Republic

10,772,967 8

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

9,947,876 77.56%

Registered Voters (as of June 1, 2012)

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%

Voter Turnout