1996 Greek legislative election

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.

Greek legislative election, 1996

22 September 1996

All 300 seats to the Hellenic Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  Kostas Simitis Male portrait placeholder cropped Aleka Papariga - Crop
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%

  Nikos Konstantopoulos 2013 cropped
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

Prime Minister before election

Costas Simitis
PASOK

Subsequent Prime Minister

Costas Simitis
PASOK

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

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 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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