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European Parliament election, 1994 (Greece)

Greek European Parliament election, 1994

12 June 1994

25 seats to the European Parliament
  Majority party Minority party Third party
       
Leader Andreas Papandreou Miltiadis Evert Antonis Samaras
Party PASOK ND POLAN
Alliance PES EPP–ED EDA
Last election 35.94% 40.45% Did not contest
Seats won 10 9 2
Percentage 37.60% 32.70% 8.6%
Swing +1.66% -7.75% +8.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
     
Leader Aleka Papariga Nikos Konstantopoulos
Party KKE Synaspismos
Alliance EUL–NGL EUL–NGL
Last election Contested in coalition with Left Coalition Contested in coalition with KKE
Seats won 2 2
Percentage 6.29% 6.25%
1981 election
1984 election
1989 election

The European Parliament election of 1994 in Greece for the election of the delegation from Greece to the European Parliament took place on June 12. The election system used in Greece was a party-list proportional representation with a 3% threshold for any party. The number of seats allocated to Greece was 25.

Results

The 1994 European election was the fourth election to the European Parliament in which Greece participated. The ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement under the leadership of the aging Andreas Papandreou made gains against the opposition conservative New Democracy party. A new party Political Spring had left New Democracy and came in third ahead of the Communist Party of Greece and the Coalition of the Left and Progress which had contested the previous election in coalition. The parties on the left elected two MEPs each, the same result as 1989.

 Summary of the results of Greece's 12 June 1994 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) PES Andreas Papandreou 2,458,619 37.64 1.70 Increase
10 / 25
1 Increase
New Democracy (ND) EPP Miltiadis Evert 2,133,372 32.66 7.79 Decrease
9 / 25
1 Decrease
Political Spring (PA) None Antonis Samaras 564,778 8.65 New
2 / 25
2 Increase
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) None Aleka Papariga 410,747 6.29 *
2 / 25
*
Coalition of the Left and Progress (SYN) PEL Nikos Konstantopoulos 408,072 6.25 *
2 / 25
*
Democratic Renewal (DIANA) None Konstantinos Stephanopoulos 182,525 2.79 1.42 Increase
0 / 25
0 Steady
Union of Centrists (EK) None Vassilis Leventis 77,951 1.19 New
0 / 25
0 Steady
Others (parties that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 296,627 4.54
0 / 25
0 Steady
Valid votes 6,532,691
Blank and invalid votes 271,193
Totals 6,803,884 100.00
25 / 25
1 Increase
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,550,596 71.24

Source:[1]



References

  1. ^ George Th. Mavrogordatos (December 1995). "Greece". European Journal of Political Research 28 (3-4): 353–358.  
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