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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Greece

· Official EE19 website

https://www.ypes.gr/ekloges/ekloges-gia-to-europaiko-koinoboulio/ekloges-gia-to-europaiko-koinoboulio-2/genika

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

local and regional elections (1st round)

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

21/21

· Current government

SYRIZA (GUE/NGL) in minority government with independent MP support since coalition breakdown in January 2019


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

yes

· Number of constituencies

1

· Preferential vote

yes, up to four (4) open preferences

· Postal vote

no

· Advanced vote

no

· Threshold to get elected

3% by law, 4.76% in practice for 21 seats

· Day of EE19

Sunday, 26 May

· Opening time of polling stations

06.00 CET

· Closing time of polling stations

18.00 CET

· Exit polls

18.00 CET

· Official announcement of first results

20.30 - 21.00 CET

· Provisional final results expected

27 May, in the morning


VOTERS


· Total

9 922 294

· Minimum age

17

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

40

· Candidates (total)

1165

· Female candidates %

40% female candidate compulsory threshold by law

685 (57.3 %) male to 510 (42.7 %) female

Of 40 lists overall, 30 include 40 % - 45 % female candidates, 6 lists have 46 % - 49 % and in 4 lists female candidates represent 50 % or more.

· Legal minimum age

25

· Parties with candidates in the elections (no lead candidates)
(in bold those represented in outgoing EP)

Indicative list of parties including those with national or EU parliamentary presence and those featuring in opinion surveys. Full list of parties is available here.


ΑΝΕΛ - Independent Greeks

ΑΝΤΑΡΣΥΑ - Anticapitalist Left Coalition

Δημιουργία Ξανά - Recreate Greece

Ελλάδα Ο Άλλος Δρόμος - Greece The Alternative Road

Ελληνική Λύση - Greek Solution

Ένωση Κεντρώων - Centrists Union

Κίνημα Αλλαγής - Movement For Change

ΚΚΕ - Communist Party Of Greece

ΛΑΕ - Popular Unity

ΛΑΟΣ/ΠΑΤΡΙΕ - Popular Orthodox Rally/Patriotic Radical Union

ΜέΡΑ25 - DiΕΜ25

Νέα Δεξιά - New Right

Νέα Δημοκρατία - New Democracy

Οικολόγοι Πράσινοι - Ecologist Greens

Πλεύση Ελευθέριας - Course To Freedom

Πολίτες - Citizens

Ποτάμι - River

ΣΥΡΙΖΑ - SYRIZA

Φιλελεύθερη Συμμαχία - Liberal Alliance

Χρυσή Αυγή - Golden Dawn

· MEPs re-running
(in bold lead candidate of list)

Stelios Kouloglou (GUE)

Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE)

Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE)

Konstantinos Papadakis (NI)

Notis Marias (ECR)

Sofia Sakorafa (GUE)

Manolis Kefalogiannis (EPP)

Georgios Kyrtsos (EPP)

Maria Spyraki (EPP)

Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi (EPP)

Theodoros Zagorakis (EPP)

Nikos Androulakis (S&D)

Eva Kaili (S&D)

Eleftherios Synadinos (NI)

Nikolaos Chountis (GUE)

Giorgos Grammatikakis (S&D)

Miltiadis Kyrkos (S&D)


RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

SYRIZA

6

26.57%

New Democracy

5

22.72%

Golden Dawn

3

9.39%

Olive Tree

2

8.02%

River

2

6.60%

Communist Party

2

6.11%

Independent Greeks

1

3.46%

Popular Orthodox Rally

0

2.69%

Democratic Left

0

1.21%

Ecologist Greens

0

0.90%

Other parties

0

12.33%


TURNOUT 2014

59.97%