ElectionGudie

April 9, 2000 Held

7,020,626
Voted
Greece

Hellenic Republic

Election for Vouli ton Ellinon (Greek Parliament)

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,020,626
Valid Votes:6,862,272
Invalid Votes:111,263

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Panhellenic Socialist Movement 158 3,007,947

43.83%

New Democracy 125 2,935,242

42.77%

The Communist Party of Greece 11 379,517

5.53%

The Coalition of the Left and Progress 6 219,918

3.20%

The Democratic Social Movement - - 183,428

2.67%

Other Parties - - 136,220

1.99%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 288 seats in the Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Konstandinos (Kostis) STEPHANOPOULOS
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Konstandinos SIMITIS
  • 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.***

*** 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:

  • Party: Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)
    • Leader: Costas SIMITIS
    • Seats won in this election: 158
    • Seats won in last election: 162
  • Party: New Democracy (ND)
    • Leader: Costas KARAMANLIS
    • Seats won in this election: 125
    • Seats won in last election: 108
  • Party: The Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
    • Leader: Aleka PAPARIGA
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: The Coalition of the Left and Progress (SYN)
    • Leader: Nikos KONSTANDOPOULOS
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: The Democratic Social Movement (DHKKI)
    • Leader: Dimitris TSOVOLAS
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections last held: September 22, 1996.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,987,314 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 9,373,439 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,464,346 (2000)

·         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: 26 (following the 2000 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: 1,648,097 (est.)