1926 Greek legislative election

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Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 7 November 1926.[1] The Liberal Union emerged as the largest faction in Parliament with 108 of the 286 seats.[2] The composition of the new parliament meant that the parties and factions had to work together to form a viable parliamentary government. On Kafandaris' initiative, negotiations began among the main parties, leading to the swearing-in on the 4 December of a government under the premiership of Alexandros Zaimis who was not a member of parliament. The coalition consisted of the Liberal Union, the Democratic Union, the People's Party and the Freethinkers' Party. This government came to be known as the "Ecumenical government".

1926 Greek legislative election

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All 286 seats in the Hellenic Parliament
144 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eleftherios Venizelos, portrait 1935.jpg PnagiotisTsaldaris1932.jpg Ioannis Metaxas 1937 cropped.jpg
Leader Eleftherios Venizelos Panagis Tsaldaris Ioannis Metaxas
Party Liberal People's Party KE
Last election 250 seats
Seats won 108 60 52
Seat change Decrease 142 New New
Popular vote 303,140 194,243 151,044

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Alexandros Papanastasiou Collective Leadership
Last election 120 seats
Seats won 17 10 4
Seat change Decrease 103 New New
Popular vote 62,086 41,982 28,318
Percentage 6.79%

Prime Minister before election

Georgios Kondylis

Prime Minister after election

Alexandros Zaimis


Liberal Union303,140108
People's Party194,24360
Freethinkers' Party151,04452
Democratic Union62,08617
United Electoral Front of Workers, Farmers and Refugees41,98210
Hellenic Agricultural Party28,3184
Party of Independents and Refugees17,4102
Liaison of United Anti-Venizelists14,0884
Liberal Refugee Party13,7984
Conservative Union12,6613
Provincial Party9,7282
Co-operation Agricultural Party8,5303
Party of Democratic Liberals7,4753
Liaison of Independent Democrat-Venizelists5,9423
Hebrew Political Union5,8462
Liaison of Independent Liberals5,8461
Liaison of Moderate Conservatives5,4631
Liaison of Independent Anti-Venizelists5,3671
Agricultural Refugee Liaison5,0791
Macedonian OMAS Liaison5,0792
National Believers Popular Party4,8881
Liaison of Independents (Trikala Prefecture)3,4501
Liaison of Popular-Free Believers3,4501
Valid votes958,39299.59
Invalid/blank votes3,9120.41
Total votes962,304100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,567,37861.40
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p857