1932 Greek legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 25 September 1932.[1] All 254 seats in the Lower House of the Greek Parliament, the Vouli, were elected, as well as one-third of the seats in the Senate. The outcome was an ambivalent result for the two biggest parties, the Liberal Party of Eleftherios Venizelos and the People's Party. The People's Party received a plurality of votes in the Lower House elections, but won fewer seats than the Liberal Party.[2] The Liberals also won the most seats in the Senate.

1932 Greek legislative election

← 1928 25 September 1932 1933 →

All 254 seats of the Greek Parliament
128 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg Georgios Kaphantaris 1927.jpg
Leader Eleftherios Venizelos Panagis Tsaldaris Georgios Kafantaris
Party Liberal People's Party Progressive
Leader since 1910 1922 1928
Last election 178 seats, 46.94% 19 seats, 23.49% 3 seats, 2.53%
Seats won 101 95 14
Seat change Decrease 77 Increase 76 Increase 11
Popular vote 391,521 395,974 97,836
Percentage 33.42% 33.80% 8.35%
Swing Decrease 13.52% Increase 10.31% Increase 5.83%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  No image.png Zachariadis.jpg AlexandrosPapanastasiu.jpeg
Leader Nikos Zachariadis Alexandros Papanastasiou
Party AK KKE AEK
Leader since 1931 1926
Last election 0 seats, 1.68% 0 seats, 1.41% 20 seats, 6.71%
Seats won 13 13 8
Seat change Increase 13 Increase 13 Decrease 12
Popular vote 72,311 25,758 69,057
Percentage 6.17% 4.97% 5.89%
Swing Increase 4.49% Increase 3.56% Decrease 0.82%

Prime Minister before election

Eleftherios Venizelos
Liberal

Elected Prime Minister

Eleftherios Venizelos
Liberal

These were the last elections for the Senate, as it was abolished in 1935.

ResultsEdit

VouliEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Party 395,974 33.8 95 +76
Liberal Party 391,521 33.4 101 –77
Progressive Party 97,836 8.4 14 +11
Farmers' Party 72,311 6.2 13 +13
Agricultural and Labour Party 69,057 5.9 8 –12
United Front 58,223 5.0 13 +13
National Radical Party 47,698 4.1 5 New
Freethinkers' Party 18,591 1.6 2 +1
Conservative Democratic Party 11,494 1.0 0 –5
Socialist Party 849 0.1 0 New
Independents 8,083 0.6 2 +2
Invalid/blank votes 4,346
Total 1,175,983 100 254 +4
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
LK
33.80%
KF
33.42%
PK
8.35%
AK
6.17%
AEK
5.89%
EM-EA
4.97%
EPK
4.07%
KE
1.59%
KSD
0.98%
Others
0.76%
Parliament seats
KF
39.76%
LK
37.40%
PK
5.51%
AK
5.12%
EM-EA
5.12%
AEK
3.15%
EPK
1.97%
KE
0.79%
Others
0.79%

SenateEdit

Party Votes % Seats
Liberal Party 142,575 39.5 16
People's Party 117,452 32.5 13
Progressive Party 32,822 9.1 1
Farmers' Party 29,000 8.0 0
United Front 14,143 3.9 0
Agricultural and Labour Party 12,376 3.4 0
National Radical Party 10,409 2.9 0
Independents 2,534 0.7 0
Invalid/blank votes 13,158
Total 374,469 100 30
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp841-858