ElectionGudie

May 6, 2012 Held

6,476,751
Voted
Greece

Hellenic Republic

Election for Vouli ton Ellinon (Parliament)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,476,751
Valid Votes:6,324,104
Invalid Votes:152,647

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New Democracy 108 - 1,192,054

18.85%

Coalition of the Left 52 - 1,061,265

16.78%

Pan Hellenic Socialist Movement 41 - 833,529

13.18%

Independent Greeks 33 - 670,596

10.60%

Communist Party of Greece 26 - 536,072

8.48%

Golden Dawn 21 - 440,896

6.97%

Democratic Left 19 - 386,116

6.11%

Popular Orthodox Rally - - 183,466

2.90%

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 Lukas PAPADEMOS
  • 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 or apparentement winning a plurality of votes automatically is awarded 50 seats (up from 40 during the last election), 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,045,011 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 9,949,401 (May 2012 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,638,195 (2012)

·         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: 56 (following the 2012 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: 1,656,751 (est.)