1926 Greek presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Greece between 4 and 11 April 1926.[1] At the time the country was a dictatorship under Theodoros Pangalos, who was one of the two candidates. The other, Konstantinos Demertzis, withdrew from the contest before election day, but remained on the ballot paper. Pangalos received 93.3% of the vote.[2] However, he was removed from office on 22 August following a counter-coup and was replaced by Pavlos Kountouriotis.[2] It remains the only occasion on which the President of Greece was elected by the public.


Candidate Votes %
Theodoros Pangalos 782,589 93.3
Konstantinos Demertzis 56,126 6.7
Invalid/blank votes
Total 838,715 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p864