1952 Greek legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 16 November 1952.[1] They resulted in a victory for General Alexander Papagos and the party he had founded the previous year, the Greek Rally party. Papagos won by unifying most of the conservative forces under his leadership, and taking advantage of a weakened centre. The electorate of Konstantinos Tsaldaris' People's Party, the leading conservative party in the 1950 elections, shrank to only 1%.

1952 Greek legislative election

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All 300 seats of the Greek Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
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Leader Alexandros Papagos Nikolaos Plastiras
Party ES EPEK-KF
Leader since 1951 1949
Last election 114 seats, 36.53% 131 seats, 42.53%
Seats won 247 51
Seat change Increase 133 Decrease 80
Popular vote 783,541 544,834
Percentage 49.22% 34.23%
Swing Increase 12.69% Decrease 8.30%

Prime Minister before election

Nikolaos Plastiras
EPEK-KF

Elected Prime Minister

Alexandros Papagos
ES

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Greek Rally 783,541 49.2 247 +133
National Progressive Center Union-Liberal Party 544,834 34.2 51 –80
United Democratic Left 152,011 9.5 0 –10
People's Party 16,767 1.1 0 –2
Agricultural and Labour Party 10,431 0.7 0 –1
List of Independents 56,679 3.6 2 +2
Agricultural Party 691 0.0 0 New
Independents 26,853 1.7 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 8,365
Total 1,600,172 100 300 +42
Registered voters/turnout 2,123,150 75.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
ES
49.22%
EPEK-KF
34.23%
EDA
9.55%
LK
1.05%
Others
5.95%
Parliament seats
ES
82.33%
EPEK-KF
17.00%
Others
0.67%

ReferencesEdit

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