ElectionGudie

Oct. 4, 2009 Held

7,044,479
Voted
Greece

Hellenic Republic

Election for Vouli ton Ellinon (Greek Parliament)

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,044,479
Valid Votes:6,858,342
Invalid Votes:186,137

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Panhellenic Socialist Movement 160 - 3,012,373

43.92%

New Democracy 91 - 2,295,967

33.48%

Communist Party of Greece 21 - 517,154

7.54%

Popular Orthodox Rally 15 - 386,152

5.63%

Coalition of the Radical Left 13 - 315,627

4.60%

Ecologist Greens - - 173,449

2.53%

Others - - 157,620

2.30%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 300 seats in the Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Karolos PAPOULIAS
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Konstandinos (Kostas) KARAMANLIS
  • 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), 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:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,107,017 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 9,933,385 (October 2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,653,482 (2009)

·         Is Greece a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (2 March 1982)

·         Has Greece ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 June 1983)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 52 (following the 2009 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 29 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Greece a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Greece ratified CRPD: Yes (31 May 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 1,666,052 (est.)