MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Information regarding Party – Lists

Constituencies

Parliamentary constituencies are concomitant with prefectures. By way of exception:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
1 A’ ATHINA    467.108 14 
2 B’ ATHINA 1.511.739 44 
3 PREFECTURE OF ATTIKI    499.627 15 
4 A’ PEIRAIAS    192.841  6 
5 B’ PEIRAIAS     272.682   8 
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
23 A’ THESSALONIKI  565.162 16
24 B’ THESSALONIKI  313.032  9
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
 TOTAL    9.901.824  288 

 

Party-Lists

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.