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Greek Elections 2012: Final Results 100.00%

  Greek Elections 2012 – Here are the final results according  to Interior Ministry and voting processing system Singular Logic. The results refer to 100.oo% counting of the votes. From the 9,949,401 registered voters only 65,10% casted their votes. This has to do also with the fact the voters’ lists include those living abroad, diaspora Greeks, people unable to go to voting centres due to age and disabilities, but some who have passed away.

In debt-ridden and austerity-hit Greece where VAT is at 23% and Unemployment at 20%, voters apparently decided that the first party to win the elections can not have more than 18.85%.

1.  NEA DIMOCRATIA  18.85% 108 seats
2. SYRIZA 16.78% 52 seats
3. PASOK 13.18% 41 seats
4. INDEP GREEKS 10.60% 33 seats
5. KKE 8.48% 26 seats
6. Chrysi Avgi 6.97% 21 seats
7. Democratic Left 6.11% 19 seats

2,36% of the votes were invalid or blank

19,03% of the voters casted their votes for parties that did not manage to pass the 3% threshold.

 Greek Election Law gives a 50-seats bonus to the first party – The system is called “enforced proportional representation”. Now voices are loud to change this system, as “unfair”.

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  1. In Austria, it always takes up to 1 week until the votes from abraod are all in. Those votes have made a difference to the outcome on more than one occasion. Is this not the case in Greece?

  2. Incredible final results.
    Thank you for your blogging last night, and for your swift change to emergency WordPress!

    It is impossible to compare the Greek PR system with the UK “first past the post system”.
    I can see why giving the main party an extra 50 seats would have looked like a good idea when it was started.
    But now? The difference between 16.78% and 18.85% is so small! It’s crazy.

    The reactions from some of the Euro bureaucrats and banks remind me of Brecht: “The Government is disappointed in the People? Maybe the Government should hold elections, to elect a new People?”

    Now we wait…

    • keeptalkinggreece

      thanks and sorry for yestreday, good you managed to find the ER-blog lol
      due to 50-seats bonus, some MPs of ND got elected with less crosses than others who did not get elected. I;ll post about it tomorrow.

  3. Dianne Edwards

    Thank you so very much for posting the election returns. What a job!! You are to be commended for . It is a great site for those of us who love Hellas and the Hellenes. (By the way, the past tense of the verb “to cast” is cast, not casted. But then, your English is superior to my very limited Greek.)

    Keep up the great work. Efharisto!!

  4. Dianne Edwards

    That should be “You are to be commended for it.”

  5. “enforced proportional representation”, really? That’s maybe the most extreme example of Orwellian doublespeak! The members of parliament who passed that weird rule must have been very aware that the 50 seat bonus does the excact opposite of enforcing proportional representation. It’s simply a gift to the strongest party, making it next to impossible for smaller parties to form a government coalition. Even if they represent a majority of vote. This rule isn’t democratic at all, and it severely limits the chances for a new government now.

    • keeptalkinggreece

      as I said: more and more smaller parties demand know to change this bonus provision

      • I think the correct wording is “enhanced proportional representation”, not “enforced proportional representation”. ‘Enforced’ implies there is absolute proportionality of seat allocation (which is not the case, of course), while ‘enhanced’ means the seat allocation is proportional to an extend, with a bonus that enhances first party majority in order to achieve stable single-party governments. Not that a 16,7% bonus in total parliament seats is fair.

  6. Stefania, Italy

    Here in Italy we’ve a similar rule too, called ‘majority prize’;it was created some years ago in order to prevent smaller parties from blacktailing large coalitions they belong to, that is actually a quite popular italian habit :o((

    Thansk KTG for your great job.

    • keeptalkinggreece

      here we call it also “the pizza bonus” – order one , get one for free lol
      thanks for reading KTG