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Greece (European Parliament constituency)

In European elections, Greece is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by twenty-one MEPs. It covers the member state of Greece.

Current MEPs

As of October 2007
Name National Party EP group
Stavros Arnaoutakis PASOK PES
Katerina Batzeli PASOK PES
Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos ND EPP–ED
Georgios Georgiou LAOS IND/DEM
Ioannis Gklavakis ND EPP–ED
Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou ND EPP–ED
Stavros Lambrinidis PASOK PES
Diamanto Manolakou CPG GUE–NGL
Maria Matsouka PASOK PES
Manolis Mavrommatis ND EPP–ED
Athanasios Pafilis KKE GUE–NGL
Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou ND EPP–ED
Dimitrios Papadimoulis Synaspismós GUE–NGL
Georgios Papastamkos ND EPP–ED
Georgios Toussas CPG GUE–NGL
Antonios Trakatellis ND EPP–ED
Evangelia Tzampazi PASOK PES
Nikolaos Vakalis ND EPP–ED
Ioannis Varvitsiotis ND EPP–ED

1981

The 1981 European election was a by-election held after Greece joined the European Communities in 1981. The rest of the EC had voted in 1979.

1984

The 1984 European election was the second European election and the first time Greece voted with the rest of the Community.

 Summary of the results of Greece's 17 June 1984 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 2,476,491 41.58 1.46
10 / 24
0
New Democracy (ND) 2,266,568 38.05 6.71
9 / 24
1
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) 693,304 11.64 1.20
3 / 24
0
Communist Party – Interior (KKE–E) 203,813 3.42 1.88
1 / 24
0
National Political Union (EPEN) 136,642 2.29 new
1 / 24
0
Party of Democratic Socialism (KDS) 47,389 0.80 3.46
0 / 24
1
Christian Democracy (CD) 26,735 0.45 0.70
0 / 24
0
Liberal Party 20,908 0.35 0.69
0 / 24
0
Revolutionary Communist Movement (EKKE) 17,789 0.30 -
0 / 24
0
Union of the Democratic Centre (EDK) 16.848 0.28 0.84
0 / 24
0
Fighting Socialist Party (ASKE) 10,389 0.18 new
0 / 24
0
Valid votes 5,956,060 99.07
Blank and invalid votes 55,756 0.93
Totals 6,011,816 100.00
24 / 24
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,790,309 77.17 4.31
Source:

1989

The 1989 European election was the third election to the European Parliament and was held on June 15 for Greece.

 Summary of the results of Greece's 1989 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
New Democracy (ND) Constantine Mitsotakis 2,647,215 40.41
10 / 24
1
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) Andreas Papandreou 2,352,271 35.96
9 / 24
1
Coalition of the Left and Progress (SYN) Charilaos Florakis 936,175 14.31
4 / 24
Democratic Renewal (DIANA) Konstantinos Stephanopoulos 89,469 1.36
1 / 24
National Political Union (EPEN) Chrisanthos Dimitriadis 75,877 1.16
0 / 24
1
Alternative Ecologists (OE) 72,369 1.11
0 / 24
Democratic Ecological Movement Dimitris Kollatos 67,998 1.04
0 / 24
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 303,295 4.37
0 / 24
0
Valid votes
Blank and invalid votes
Totals ' 100.00
24 / 24
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout
Source:

1994

The 1994 European election was the fourth election to the European Parliament and was held on June 12 for Greece.

 Summary of the results of Greece's 12 June 1994 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) PES Andreas Papandreou 2,458,619 37.64 1.70
10 / 25
1
New Democracy (ND) EPP Miltiadis Evert 2,133,372 32.66 7.79
9 / 25
1
Political Spring (PA) None Antonis Samaras 564,778 8.65 New
2 / 25
2
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) None Aleka Papariga 410,747 6.29 *
2 / 25
*
Coalition of the Left and Progress (SYN) PEL Nikos Konstantopoulos 408,072 6.25 *
2 / 25
*
Democratic Renewal (DIANA) None Konstantinos Stephanopoulos 182,525 2.79 1.42
0 / 25
0
Union of Centrists (EK) None Vassilis Leventis 77,951 1.19 New
0 / 25
0
Others (parties that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 296,627 4.54
0 / 25
0
Valid votes 6,532,691
Blank and invalid votes 271,193
Totals 6,803,884 100.00
25 / 25
1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,550,596 71.24

Source:[1]


1999

The 1999 European election was the fifth election to the European Parliament and was held on June 13 for Greece.

Party Leader Votes Seats
No. +− % No. +−
New Democracy Kostas Karamanlis 2,314,371 36.00 +3.3 9 -
Panhellenic Socialist Movement Costas Simitis 2,115,844 32.91 -4.7 9 -1
Communist Party of Greece Aleka Papariga 557,365 8.67 +2.38 3 +1
Democratic Social Movement Dimitris Tsovolas 440,191 6.85 - 2 -
Coalition of the Left and Progress Nikos Konstantopoulos 331,928 5.16 -1.2 2 -
Political Spring Antonis Samaras 146,512 2.28 -6.3 0 -2
The Liberals Stefanos Manos 103,962 1.62 +1.6 0 -
Party of Greek Hunters Georgios Aramatzis 64,194 1.00 0 -
Union of Centrists Vassilis Leventis 52,512 0.82 0 -
Front Line Konstantinos Plevris 48,532 0.75 0 -
Ecological Greek (Kollatos) Οικολογικό Ελληνικό Dimitrios Kollatos 48,532 0.75 0 -
Greek Ecologists Dimosthenis Vergis 30,684 0.48 0 -
Radical Anti-Prohibitory Movement Ριζοσπαστική Αντιαπαγορευτική Κίνηση Kleanthis Grivas 21,274 0.33 0 -
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece Iosif Stavridis 16,782 0.26 0 -
Party of Hellenism Sotirios Sofianopoulos 16,608 0.26 0 -
Alternative Ecologists (Chatzipanagiotou) Dimitrios Chatzipanagiotou 14,335 0.22 0 -
Popular Unions of Bipartisan Social Groups (Lefko) Konstantinos Dalios 14,266 0.22 0 -
Radical Left Front Dimitrios Desillas 10,884 0.17 0 -
Militant Socialist Party of Greece Nikolaos Kargopoulos 9,840 0.15 0 -
Socialist Worker's Party Panos Garganas 8,049 0.13 0 -
Hellenic Front Makis Voridis 7,693 0.12 0 -
Rainbow Pavlos Boskopoulos 4,951 0.08 0 -
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece Ilias Zafeiropoulos 4,600 0.07 0 -
Human Rights Christos Antonopoulos 1,201 0.02 0 -
Alternative Ecologists (Shizas) Ioannis Shizas 832 0.01 0 -
Others 57,219 0.89 0 -
No. of valid votes 6,429,036 100,00   25 -
Invalid votes 283,648  
Total 6,712,684
(70.3%)
Registered voters 9,555,326

Sources: [2][3]


2004

The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament and was held on June 13 for Greece. The ruling New Democracy party made strong gains, while the opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement made smaller gains, both at the expense of minor parties.

 Summary of the results of Greece's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
New Democracy EPP Kostas Karamanlis 2,633,961 43.02 7.01
11 / 24
2
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) PES George Papandreou 2,083,327 34.03 1.12
8 / 24
1
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) None Aleka Papariga 580,396 9.48 0.81
3 / 24
0
Coalition of Left Movements and Ecology (SYN) PEL Nikos Konstantopoulos 254,447 4.16 1.00
1 / 24
1
Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) AIDE Georgios Karatzaferis 252,429 4.12 New
1 / 24
1
Women for Another Europe Γυναίκες για μια άλλη Ευρώπη Nena Venetsanou 46,565 0.76 -
0 / 24
0
Democratic Regional Union Mihalis Haralambidis 44,541 0.73 -
0 / 24
0
Ecologists Greens Mihail Tremopoulos 40,873 0.67 -
0 / 24
0
Union of Centrists Vassilis Leventis 34,511 0.56 +0
0 / 24
0
Greek Ecologists Dimosthenis Vergis 32,956 0.54 -
0 / 24
0
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece Iosif Stavridis 21,220 0.35 +0
0 / 24
0
Hellenic Front Makis Voridis 15,243 0.25 -
0 / 24
0
Democratic Socialist Movement Δημοκρατικό Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα (ΔΗΣΟΚ) Emmanouil Kriaras 13,627 0.22 -
0 / 24
0
Radical Left Front Ioannis Aggelis 13,387 0.22 +0
0 / 24
0
Anti-Capitalist Coalition Stella Alfieri 11,938 0.19 -
0 / 24
0
Militant Socialist Party of Greece Nikolaos Kargopoulos 11,598 0.19 +0
0 / 24
0
Patriotic Alliance Dimitrios Zaphiropoulos 10,618 0.17 +0
0 / 24
0
Rainbow Styliani Papadimitrou 6,176 0.10 +0
0 / 24
0
Vision Όραμα Dimitrios Katsimpras 5,996 0.10 -
0 / 24
0
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece Ilias Zafeiropoulos 5,090 0.08 +0
0 / 24
0
European Confederacy Ευρωπαϊκή Συμπολιτεία, Άμεση Δημοκρατία - Αδέσμευτο Κίνημα Υποστήριξης Ριζοσπαστών (AKYPA) Giorgos Kokkas 3,791 0.06 +0
0 / 24
0
Alternative Ecologists Konstantinos Yfantis 284 0.00 +0
0 / 24
0
Hristopistia Efstathios Patsantzis 45 0.0 +0
0 / 24
0
Totals 6,283,637 100.00
24 / 24
1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,938,863 63.22
Source:[4]

2009

 Summary of the 7 June 2009 European Parliament election results
Party Leader(s) Party group Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement George Papandreou PES 1,878,859 36.64 +2.61
8 / 22
0
New Democracy Kostas Karamanlis EPP-ED 1,655,636 32.29 -10.72
8 / 22
3
Communist Party Aleka Papariga EUL–NGL 428,283 8.35 -1.13
2 / 22
1
Popular Orthodox Rally Georgios Karatzaferis IND/DEM 366,615 7.14 +3.02
2 / 22
1
Coalition of the Radical Left[A] Alekos Alavanos EUL–NGL 240,898 4.70 +0.54
1 / 22
0
Ecologist Greens Six-member committee Greens–EFA 178,964 3.49 +2.88
1 / 22
1
Panhellenic Macedonian Front Stelios Papathemelis 65,177 1.27
0 / 22
0
Party of Greek Hunters Giorgos Tsagkanelias 64,782 1.27
0 / 22
0
Action Stefanos Manos et al. 38,895 0.76
0 / 22
0
Ecologists Greece K. Papanikolas 33,236 0.65
0 / 22
0
Greek Ecologists Dimosthenis Vergis 31,188 0.61 +0.07
0 / 22
0
Popular Union-Chrysi Avyi Nikolaos Michaloliakos 23,566 0.46
0 / 22
0
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow 13-member committee 21,951 0.43
0 / 22
0
Union of Centrists Vassilis Leventis 19,660 0.38 –0.18
0 / 22
0
Marxist–Leninist Communist Party A. Papadopoulous et al. 13,142 0.26 –0.09
0 / 22
0
Popular Unions of Bipartisan Social Groups Kostas Dalios 10,572 0.21
0 / 22
0
Communion Emmanouil Voloudakis 7,964 0.16
0 / 22
0
Hellenic Direct Democracy Movement Giorgos Kokkas 7,916 0.15
0 / 22
0
Liberal PartyLibertas.eu Manolis Kaligiannis Libertas.eu 6,485 0.13
0 / 22
0
Youth Party Kyriakos Topsoglou 6,224 0.12
0 / 22
0
Workers Revolutionary Party Sabetai Matsas 6,048 0.12
0 / 22
0
Fighting Socialist Party Nikos Kargopoulos et al. 5,624 0.11 –0.09
0 / 22
0
European Free Alliance–Rainbow S. Anastasiadis EFA 4,530 0.09 –0.01
0 / 22
0
Liberal Alliance Fotis Perlikos ALDE 4,348 0.08
0 / 22
0
Greek Unity Vasileios Protopapas 3,105 0.06
0 / 22
0
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece Ilias Zafiropoulos et al. 2,807 0.05 –0.03
0 / 22
0
Patriotic Humanitarian Movement Georgios Dontas 762 0.01
0 / 22
0
Valid votes 5,127,237 97.46
Invalid votes 72,791 1.38
Blank votes 61,008 1.16
Totals 5,261,036 100.00 22
Electorate and voter turnout 9,995,992 52.63
Source: Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration, and Decentralization, with all precincts reporting as of 05:17, 12 December 2009 (UTC).
Notes
A The results of the Coalition of the Radical Left are compared with the 2004 results of Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology.

2014

 Summary of the results of Greece's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) PEL Alexis Tsipras 1,518,608 26.57 21.87
6 / 21
5
New Democracy (ND) EPP Antonis Samaras 1,298,713 22.72 9.57
5 / 21
3
Golden Dawn (XA) ENF Nikolaos Michaloliakos 536,910 9.39 8.93
3 / 21
3
Olive Tree – Democratic Alignment (ELIA DA) PES Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) 458,403 8.02 28.62
2 / 21
6
The River (TO POTAMI) None Stavros Theodorakis 377,438 6.60 new
2 / 21
2
Communist Party (KKE) None Dimitris Koutsoumpas 349,255 6.11 2.24
2 / 21
0
Independent Greeks (ANEL) None Panos Kammenos 197,701 3.46 new
1 / 21
1
Popular Orthodox Rally MELD Georgios Karatzaferis 154,027 2.69 4.45
0 / 21
2
Greek European Citizens None Jorgo Chatzimarkakis 82,350 1.40 new
0 / 21
0
Democratic Left None Fotis Kouvelis 68,873 1.20 new
0 / 21
0
Union for the Fatherland and the People None Vyron Polydoras 59,341 1.04 new
0 / 21
0
Party of Greek Hunters None Giorgos Tsagkanelias 57,014 1.00 0.27
0 / 21
0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) (103,422) 9.76
0 / 21
1
Valid votes
Blank and invalid votes
Totals ' 100.00
21 / 21
1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 59.96
Source:

References

  1. ^ George Th. Mavrogordatos (December 1995). "Greece". European Journal of Political Research 28 (3-4): 353–358.  
  2. ^ Archivo Histórico Electoral statistics
  3. ^ George Th. Mavrogordatos (December 2000). "Greece". European Journal of Political Research 38 (3-4): 397–401.   (Only deals with the parties that took seats)
  4. ^ Greek Interior Ministry election data; EU election data.

External links

  • European Election News by European Election Law Association (Eurela)
  • List of MEPs europarl.europa.eu
  • Greek election results, via the Greek Ministry of Internal Affairs;
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