1996 Greek Legislative Election
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1996 Greek Legislative Election
1996 Greek legislative election

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All 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Kostas Simitis.jpg Noimage.png Aleka Papariga - Crop.jpg
Leader Costas Simitis Miltiadis Evert Aleka Papariga
Party PASOK ND KKE
Leader since 30 June 1996 1993 1991
Last election 170 seats, 46.88% 111 seats, 39.30% 9 seats, 4.54%
Seats won 162 108 11
Seat change Decrease 8 Decrease 3 Increase 2
Popular vote 2,813,245 2,584,765 380,167
Percentage 41.49% 38.12% 5.61%
Swing Decrease 5.2% Decrease 1.2% Increase 1.11%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Nikos Konstantopoulos 2013 cropped.jpg
Leader Nikos Konstantopoulos Dimitris Tsovolas
Party Synaspismos DIKKI
Leader since 1993 1993
Last election 0 seats, 2.94%% New
Seats won 10 10
Seat change Increase 10 Increase 10
Popular vote 347,051 300,617
Percentage 5.12% 4.43%
Swing Increase 2.18% New

1996 Greek legislative election - Vote Strength.svg
Map of electoral districts, showing the largest party by share of votes. Darker shades indicate stronger vote share.

Prime Minister before election

Costas Simitis
PASOK

Subsequent Prime Minister

Costas Simitis
PASOK

Distribution of parliament seats after the 1996 elections (Results).
  New Democracy: 108 seats

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 22 September 1996.[1] The ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) of Costas Simitis was re-elected, defeating the liberal-conservative New Democracy party of Miltiadis Evert.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 2,814,779 41.5 162 -8
New Democracy (ND) 2,586,089 38.1 108 -3
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 380,046 5.6 11 +2
Left and Progress Coalition (SYN) 347,236 5.1 10 +10
Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI) 300,954 4.4 9 New
Political Spring 199,686 2.9 0 -10
Union of Centrists 48,659 0.7 0 0
Union of Ecologists 19,931 0.3 0 0
Party of Greek Hunters 17,472 0.3 0 0
National Party-National Political Union 16,495 0.2 0 0
Party of Hellenism 12,216 0.2 0 New
Left Struggle 10,416 0.2 0 0
Alternative Ecologists 5,708 0.1 0 New
Golden Dawn (XA) 4,537 0.1 0 New
Ecologists of Greece 4,138 0.1 0 0
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece (M-L KKE) 4,019 0.1 0 New
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece (OAKKE) 3,534 0.1 0 0
Pensioners-Labourers-Farmers-Youth Alliance 2,519 0.0 0 New
Fighting Socialist Party of Greece (ASKE) 2,113 0.0 0 0
Olympic Party 1,614 0.0 0 0
Party of Greek Workers 238 0.0 0 New
Greek Orthodox National Popular Revolutionary Party 163 0.0 0 New
Christian Faith 71 0.0 0 0
Free Democracy 64 0.0 0 New
Hellenic White Movement of Contemporary Ideology 49 0.0 0 0
Panhellenic Orthodox Democratic Movement 42 0.0 0 New
Labour Class 31 0.0 0 New
Human Rights Party 12 0.0 0 0
Party of Responsible Citizens 2 0.0 0 0
Hellenic European Party 1 0.0 0 0
Independents 611 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 198,759 - - -
Total 6,982,204 100 300 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,145,598 76.3 - -
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
PASOK
41.49%
ND
38.12%
KKE
5.61%
SYN
5.12%
DIKKI
4.43%
POLAN
2.94%
Others
2.28%
Parliament seats
PASOK
54.00%
ND
36.00%
KKE
3.67%
SYN
3.33%
DIKKI
3.00%

References

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

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