1936 Greek legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 26 January 1936.[1] The Liberal Party emerged as the largest party in Parliament, winning 126 of the 300 seats.[2]

1936 Greek legislative election

← 1935 26 January 1936 1946 →

All 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament
151 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg Georgios Kondylis.jpg
Leader Eleftherios Venizelos Panagis Tsaldaris Georgios Kondylis
Party Liberal People's Party GLRE
Last election Boycotted 255 seats 32 seats
Seats won 126 72 60
Seat change New Decrease 183 Increase 28
Popular vote 474,651 281,597 253,384
Percentage 37.26% 22.10% 19.89%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Zachariadis.jpg Georgios Kaphantaris 1927.jpg Ioannis Metaxas 1937 cropped.jpg
Leader Nikos Zachariadis Georgios Kafantaris Ioannis Metaxas
Party PM DS KE
Last election 0 seats Boycotted 6 seats
Seats won 15 11 7
Seat change Increase 15 New Increase 1
Popular vote 73,411 53,693 50,137
Percentage 5.76% 4.21% 3.94%

Prime Minister before election

Konstantinos Demertzis

Prime Minister after election

Konstantinos Demertzis


Liberal Party474,65137.26126New
People's Party281,59722.1072–183
General Popular Radical Union253,38419.8960+28
All People Front73,4115.7615New
Democratic Coalition53,6934.2111New
Freethinkers' Party50,1373.947+1
National Reform Party17,8221.404New
Old Democratic Union of Crete13,7621.083New
Hellenic Agricultural Party13,0061.021New
Agricultural Democratic Party12,3330.971New
Independents' Alliance11,1780.880New
National Unionist Party9,8700.770New
Communist Archio-Marxist Party1,1480.090New
National Union of Greece5050.0400
Communist International Front2960.020New
Valid votes1,273,99699.68
Invalid/blank votes4,0830.32
Total votes1,278,079100.00
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p859