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Greek legislative election, 1977

 

Greek legislative election, 1977

Greek legislative election, 1977

20 November 1977

All 300 seats to the Greek Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Constantine Karamanlis Andreas Papandreou Georgios Mavros
Party ND PASOK EDIK
Leader since 4 October 1974 3 September 1974 1974
Last election 220 seats, 54.37% 12 seats, 13.58% -
Seats won 171 93 16
Seat change -49 +81 -
Popular vote 2,146,365 1,300,025 612,782
Percentage 41.84% 25.34% 11.95%
Swing -12.53% +11.76% -

PM before election

Constantine Karamanlis
ND

Subsequent PM

Constantine Karamanlis
ND

Parliamentary elections were held in Andreas Papandreou, PASOK's leader, became a prominent figure in Greek politics. The Communists (Communist Party of Greece) and the Nationalists managed to amplify their support.

Future Prime Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras first won a seat in parliament at this election.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Democracy (ND) 2,146,365 41.8 171 –49
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 1,300,025 25.3 93 +81
Union of the Democratic Centre (EDIK) 612,786 11.9 16 +16
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 480,272 9.4 11
National Alignment (EP) 349,988 6.8 5 New
Progress and Left Forces Alliance 139,356 2.7 2
Party of New Liberals 55,494 1.1 2 New
Revolutionary Communist Movement of Greece (EKKE) 11,895 0.2 0 0
Popular Democratic Unity 8,839 0.2 0 New
EDE-Trotskyists 1,032 0.0 0 New
Hellenic Christian-Social Union 777 0.0 0 New
Communist ORganisation "Fighter" 321 0.0 0 New
Labour-Agricultural Party of Greece 170 0.0 0 New
Farmer Smoke-Producers Party 84 0.0 0 New
Olympic Democracy 19 0.0 0 New
Independents 22,348 0.4 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 64,120
Total 5,193,891 100 300 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,403,738 81.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
ND
  
41.84%
PASOK
  
25.34%
EDIK
  
11.95%
KKE
  
9.36%
EP
  
6.82%
SPADE
  
2.72%
Others
  
1.97%
Parliament seats
ND
  
57.00%
PASOK
  
31.00%
EDIK
  
5.33%
KKE
  
3.67%
EP
  
1.67%
SPADE
  
0.67%
Others
  
0.67%

Aftermath

In 1979 Greece became European Community's 10th member, despite the opposition of PASOK and the Communists. In 1980, Constantine Karamanlis succeeded George Rallis became Prime Minister and new leader of ND.

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
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