1928 Greek legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 19 August 1928.[1] The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 178 of the 250 seats.[2]

1928 Greek legislative election

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All 250 seats in the Hellenic Parliament
126 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg AlexandrosPapanastasiu.jpeg PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg
Leader Eleftherios Venizelos Alexandros Papanastasiou Panagis Tsaldaris
Party Liberal AEK People's Party
Last election 108 seats 17 seats 60 seats
Seats won 178 20 19
Seat change Increase 70 Increase 3 Decrease 41
Popular vote 477,502 68,278 243,543
Percentage 46.94% 6.71% 23.49%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Georgios Kondylis.jpg Andreas Michalakopoulos 1927.jpg
Leader Georgios Kondylis Andreas Michalakopoulos
Last election 3 seats 3 seats
Seats won 9 6 5
Seat change New Increase 3 Increase 2
Popular vote 27,603 18,069 15,852
Percentage 2.71% 1.78% 1.56%

Prime Minister before election

Eleftherios Venizelos

Prime Minister after election

Eleftherios Venizelos


The Venizelists entered the elections as a coalition of five "parties of the liberals" under the leadership of Eleftherios Venizelos. These parties were the Democratic Union (later the Agricultural and Labour Party) under the leadership of Alexandros Papanastasiou, the National Democratic Party led by Georgios Kondylis, the Conservative Democratic Party under Andreas Michalakopoulos and the Progressive Union under the leadership of Konstantinos Zavitsanos. Because he wanted to follow an independent line from Venizelos, Georgios Kafantaris together with some personal friends and various dissatisfied liberals founded the Progressive Party.

The anti-Venizelist movement went into the elections divided as the People's Party, the Freethinkers' Party and a few independent royalists who put themselves up for election. The former dictator, Theodoros Pangalos, stood for election in Athens as chief of the National Union. In addition there were a large number of unaligned and independent candidates. Finally, the Communist Party of Greece entered the elections as the United Front.


Liberal Party477,50246.94178+70
People's Party243,54323.9419–41
Agricultural and Labour Party68,2786.7120New
Freethinkers' Party53,9585.301–51
Independent Royal Supporters38,5563.794New
National Democratic Party27,6032.719New
Progressive Party25,7292.533New
Independent Democrats18,0691.786New
Farmers' Party17,0421.680New
Conservative Democratic Party15,8521.565New
United Front14,3521.410New
Progressive Union13,4521.325New
National Union of Greece1,9580.190New
Valid votes1,017,28199.59
Invalid/blank votes4,1530.41
Total votes1,021,434100.00
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p829 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p858