Second Round of Greece Presidential Election Produces No Winner, Third Round Required

Dec. 28, 2014, 12:52 p.m.

Greece held the second round of an indirect-election for the office of president on Tuesday 23 December 2014.[i] Located in Europe, Greece has a population of 10,775,557 with approximately 9,951,970 registered voters.[ii] Greece’s parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon) votes for the office of the president. Results show that the government’s candidate received 168 votes, thus not reaching the 200 vote’s threshold to be elected.[iii] The first round was held on Wednesday 17 December 2014, but the government’s candidate attained only 160 of 200 votes needed.[iv] A third round will be held Monday 29 December 2014, in which 180 votes will be required to elect a president.[v] If no one is selected, a snap general election will be called.[vi]


[i] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/greece-presidential-vote-second-round

[ii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2831/

[iii] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/greece-presidential-vote-second-round

[iv] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30515780

[v] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/greece-presidential-vote-second-round

[vi] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/greece-presidential-vote-second-round

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