Parliamentary constituencies are concomitant with prefectures. By way of exception:
- The Prefecture of Attiki is divided into 5 constituencies, in other words: a) Athina Constituency A, which consists of the current Municipality of Athina, b) Athens Constituency B, which consists of the other municipalities and communities within the boundaries of the former Municipality of Athina, c) Peiraias Constituency A, which consists of the Municipality of Peiraias, the Municipality of Spetses and the Municipalities of Aigina, Kythira, Troizinia and Hydra. d) Peiraias Constituency B, which consists of the other municipalities and communities within the boundaries of the former Municipality of Peiraias plus the island of Salamina, and e) The Prefecture of Attiki Constituency.
- The Prefecture of Thessaloniki is divided into 2 constituencies, in other words: a) Thessaloniki Constituency A, which consists of the former Municipality of Thessaloniki, and b) Thessaloniki Constituency B, which consists of the remainder of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki.
Parliamentary seats per constituency
There are 300 Parliamentary Deputies for the entire country. Of these, 288 are elected from constituencies. The weighting of parliamentary seats per constituency is shown in the table below. The other 12 are elected as national representatives and are known as State Deputies..
The number of parliamentary seats per constituency for general elections based on the published results of the 10th to 24th May 2011 general census on population (citizen) numbers is as follows:
|No||CONSTITUENCIES||No OF CITIZENS||No OF SEATS IN PARLIAMENT|
|3||PREFECTURE OF ATTIKI||499.627||15|
|6||PREFECTURE OF AITOLOAKARNANIA||252.004||7|
|7||PREFECTURE OF ARGOLIDA||95.561||3|
|8||PREFECTURE OF ARKADIA||105.448||3|
|9||PREFECTURE OF ARTA||86.417||3|
|10||PREFECTURE OF ACHAIA||291.461||8|
|11||PREFECTURE OF VOIOTIA||115.765||3|
|12||PREFECTURE OF GREVENA||41.294||1|
|13||PREFECTURE OF DRAMA||108.578||3|
|14||PREFECTURE OF DODEKANISA||167.152||5|
|15||PREFECTURE OF EVROS||146.376||4|
|16||PREFECTURE OF EVVOIA||210.957||6|
|17||PREFECTURE OF EVRYTANIA||30.790||1|
|18||PREFECTURE OF ZAKYNTHOS||38.641||1|
|19||PREFECTURE OF ILEIA||182.456||5|
|20||PREFECTURE OF IMATHIA||144.494||4|
|21||PREFECTURE OF IRAKLEIO||279.833||8|
|22||PREFECTURE OF THESPROTIA||51.156||2|
|25||PREFECTURE OF IOANNINA||171.315||5|
|26||PREFECTURE OF KAVALA||139.213||4|
|27||PREFECTURE OF KARDITSA||142.201||4|
|28||PREFECTURE OF KASTORIA||51.481||2|
|29||PREFECTURE OF KERKYRA||101.113||3|
|30||PREFECTURE OF KEFALLINIA||41.365||1|
|31||PREFECTURE OF KILKIS||98.906||3|
|32||PREFECTURE OF KOZANI||160.321||5|
|33||PREFECTURE OF KORINTHOS||140.710||4|
|34||PREFECTURE OF KYKLADES||124.109||4|
|35||PREFECTURE OF LACONIA||93.462||3|
|36||PREFECTURE OF LARISA||275.921||8|
|37||PREFECTURE OF LASITHI||72.198||2|
|38||PREFECTURE OF LESVOS||101.786||3|
|39||PREFECTURE OF LEFKADA||26.796||1|
|40||PREFECTURE OF MAGNISIA||189.658||6|
|41||PREFECTURE OF MESSINIA||175.587||5|
|42||PREFECTURE OF XANTHI||110.885||3|
|43||PREFECTURE OF PELLA||151.747||4|
|44||PREFECTURE OF PIERIA||129.999||4|
|45||PREFECTURE OF PREVEZA||65.867||2|
|46||PREFECTURE OF RETHYMNO||79.778||2|
|47||PREFECTURE OF RODOPI||108.555||3|
|48||PREFECTURE OF SAMOS||42.380||1|
|49||PREFECTURE OF SERRES||214.376||6|
|50||PREFECTURE OF TRIKALA||150.938||4|
|51||PREFECTURE OF FTHIOTIDA||165.062||5|
|52||PREFECTURE OF FLORINA||56.374||2|
|53||PREFECTURE OF FOKIDA||44.959||1|
|54||PREFECTURE OF CHALKIDIKI||108.714||3|
|55||PREFECTURE OF CHANIA||142.470||4|
|56||PREFECTURE OF CHIOS||53.004||2|
Candidates who are announced take part in the elections either as part of party-lists or as independent candidates. Party-lists may consist of one party alone or a coalition of associated parties or coalitions of independent candidates. No one may participate in more than one party-list. By way of exception, the leader of a party or coalition of parties may participate in the lists of his party or the coalition led by him in two constituencies, in which he has been nominated as candidate. In case of a single-party list, the list shall be prepared based on a statement of the party’s executive body, or if no such body exists or has not been appointed, by the party leader or by the person appointed as party representative.
In the case of coalition lists, the list shall be prepared based on a statement of the competent joint body representing the coalition or by the parties’ executive bodies, or if no such bodies exist or have not been appointed, by the party leaders or by the person appointed as coalition representative. In the case of lists of independents, the list shall be prepared by the candidates comprising it. In the case of a single-party list, the list should include the name of the party and the name of the candidates comprising the list. In the case of coalition lists, the list should include the name of the coalition, the names of the parties comprising it and the names of the candidates while in the case of independent lists, the list should include the name of the list and the names of the associated independent candidates.
This statement should set out the surnames of the persons who are candidates in alphabetical order with the exception of the name of the party leader, president or the coalition leader. This statement should be served by court process server on the Public Prosecutor of the Hellenic Supreme Court or dispatched by recorded delivery to his/her office no later than 13 days after the commencement of the pre-election period.
Each list may contain as many candidates as there are parliamentary seats in the constituency augmented:
a) by two in constituencies where between one and seven Parliamentary Deputies are elected.
b) by three in constituencies where between eight and twelve Parliamentary Deputies are elected.
c) by four in constituencies where more than thirteen Parliamentary Deputies are elected.
The party or coalition representative shall be appointed by dispatching notice in writing to the Public Prosecutor of the Hellenic Supreme Court who shall notify this to the President of the court competent for announcing party-lists.
Announcement of party-lists
Electoral party-lists shall be announced at a public meeting by Chamber I of the Hellenic Supreme Court 14 days after the commencement of the pre-election period.
Substituting deceased candidates
Should a candidate named in a party, coalition or independents list pass away after the list is formulated, that person may be substituted by the persons responsible for preparing the list by nominating another candidate. The nomination should include the particulars of the nominee and the relevant fees and statement of acceptance of candidature should be attached. Nomination of this candidate should be served by court process server on the President of the competent court at least 8 days before Election Day and notified to the Public Prosecutor of the Hellenic Supreme Court at least 5 days before that date. Outside of these deadlines other candidates may not been nominated.
The competent court shall announce the candidature and make the changes needed to the party-list by the day after the date on which nomination referred to in the previous paragraph is served on it.
List rights – appointment of representatives
Each party, coalition or independents list and each individual candidate is entitled to appoint a representative and substitute at each polling station. Party representatives are appointed by means of written statement issued by the party leader or the executive committee or in the case of individual candidates by notifying the names of such representatives to the President of the competent Court of First Instance or the Public Prosecutor of the Hellenic Supreme Court who is obliged to notify such appointment to the Presidents of the Courts of First Instance. In addition to representatives, each candidate may also appoint a proxy by notarial deed to act in his/her stead in matters relating to the election in accordance herewith. Political parties are also entitled to appoint a proxy in each constituency.