Feb. 3, 2010 Held


Hellenic Republic

Election for Greek Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:300
Valid Votes:300
Invalid Votes:0

Vote Share by Candidate:

Karolos PAPOULIAS266

Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Greece

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 indirectly 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 11,121,341 (2010)
  • Registered voters: 300 members of parliament

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,665,270 (2010)

·         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: 1,668,201 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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