1933 Greek legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 5 March 1933.[1] The pro-monarchist People's Party emerged as the largest party, winning 118 of the 248 seats in Parliament, ending the predominance of Eleftherios Venizelos' Liberal Party. The results triggered an attempted coup by Venizelist officers. A military emergency government under Alexandros Othonaios was instituted which suppressed the revolt, and was succeeded by a People's Party cabinet under Panagis Tsaldaris on 10 March.[2]

1933 Greek legislative election

← 1932 5 March 1933 1935 →

All 248 seats of the Greek Parliament
125 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg AlexandrosPapanastasiu.jpeg
Leader Panagis Tsaldaris Eleftherios Venizelos Alexandros Papanastasiou
Party People's Party Liberal AEK
Leader since 1922 1910 1926
Last election 95 seats, 33.80% 101 seats, 33.42% 8 seats, 5.89%
Seats won 118 80 13
Seat change Increase 23 Decrease 21 Increase 5
Popular vote 434,550 379,968 73,411
Percentage 38.07% 33.29% 4.16%
Swing Increase 4.27% Decrease 0.13% Decrease 1.73%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Georgios Kondylis.jpg Georgios Kaphantaris 1927.jpg Ioannis Metaxas 1937 cropped.jpg
Leader Georgios Kondylis Georgios Kafantaris Ioannis Metaxas
Party ERK Progressive KE
Leader since 1928 1928 1922
Last election 5 seats, 4.07% 14 seats, 8.35% 2 seats, 1.59%
Seats won 11 10 6
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 4 Increase 4
Popular vote 46,692 77,254 25,758
Percentage 4.09% 6.77% 2.26%
Swing Increase 0.02% Decrease 1.57% Increase 0.67%

Prime Minister before election

Eleftherios Venizelos
Liberal

Elected Prime Minister

Panagis Tsaldaris
People's Party

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Party 434,550 38.1 118 +23
Liberal Party 379,968 33.3 80 –21
Progressive Party 77,254 6.8 10 –4
Communist Party of Greece 52,958 4.6 0 –13
Agricultural and Labour Party 47,460 4.2 13 +5
National Radical Party 46,692 4.1 11 +6
Freethinkers' Party 25,758 2.3 6 +4
Independent Party 22,985 2.0 2 New
Farmers' Party 20,200 1.8 1 –12
National Alliance 14,302 1.3 5 New
Conservative Democratic Party 9,672 0.8 2 +2
Independents 9,532 0.8 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 5,612
Total 1,146,943 100 248 –6
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
LK
38.07%
KF
33.29%
PK
6.77%
KKE
4.64%
AEK
4.16%
EPK
4.09%
KE
2.26%
AS
2.01%
AK
1.77%
AKE
1.25%
Others
1.68%
Parliament seats
LK
47.58%
KF
32.26%
AEK
5.24%
EPK
4.44%
PK
4.03%
KE
2.42%
AKE
2.02%
AS
0.81%
AK
0.40%
Others
0.81%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p869