HOME TheInfoList
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff







List Of Political Parties In Greece
Prior to the 2012 elections the characteristic Greek political system was a two-party system. The historically dominant parties have been New Democracy and the Panhellenic Socialist Movement. Under the electoral system a party needs to surpass a 3% threshold in the popular vote in order to enter parliament. The largest party gets a 50-seat bonus (out of 300 seats) ostensibly to ensure elections return viable governing majorities. In the Parliamentary elections held in 2009, five parties entered parliament: New Democracy (ND), the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and the Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S.)
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



Parliamentary Committees (Greece)
The Parliament of Greece naturally assumes legislative responsibilities within the framework of the state, a key part of this parliamentary process (in any liberal democracy) is the establishment and running of Parliamentary committees on all manner of state decisions
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



Apportionment In The Hellenic Parliament
Apportionment in the Hellenic Parliament refers to those provisions of the Greek electoral law relating to the distribution of Greece's 300 parliamentary seats to the parliamentary constituencies, as well as to the method of seat allocation in Greek legislative elections for the various political parties. The electoral law was codified for the first time through a 2012 Presidential Decree. Articles 1, 2, and 3 deal with how the parliamentary seats are allocated to the various constituencies, while articles 99 and 100 legislate the method of parliamentary apportionment for political parties in an election. In both cases, Greece uses the largest remainder method. Up to and including the 2019 Greek legislative election, Greece will continue to employ a semi-proportional representation system with a 50-seat majority bonus
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



picture info

Judicial System Of Greece
The Judicial system of Greece is the country's constitutionally established system of courts.

Supreme Special Court (Greece)
In Greece, the Supreme Special Court (Greek: Ανώτατο Ειδικό Δικαστήριο) is provided for in the article 100 of the Constitution of Greece. It is not a permanent court and it sits only when a case belonging to its special competence arises. It is regarded as the supreme "constitutional" and "electoral" court of Greece. Its decisions are irrevocable and binding for all the courts, including the Supreme Courts. However, the Supreme Special Court does not have an hierarchical relation with the three Supreme Courts (the Court of Cassation, the Council of State and the Chamber of Accounts)
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



picture info

Court Of Cassation (Greece)
The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece (Greek: Άρειος Πάγος, Areopagus, i.e. the "Stone, or Hill, of Ares") is the supreme court of Greece for civil and criminal law. The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court's decisions are irrevocable. However, Greece being a member state of the Council of Europe, cases ruled by the Greek Άρειος Πάγος can still be brought to the European Court of Human Rights. If the Supreme Civil and Criminal Court concludes that a lower court violated the law or the principles of the procedure, then it can order the rehearing of the case by the lower court. It examines only legal and not factual issues and it is the highest degree of judicial resort. The court consists of the president and the attorney-general, ten vice-presidents, sixty five areopagites and seventeen deputy attorneys-general
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



picture info

Council Of State (Greece)
In Greece, the Council of State (also Council of State; Greek: Συμβούλιο της Επικρατείας) is the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece.

Chamber Of Accounts (Greece)
In Greece, the Chamber of Accounts (or Court of Accounts or Court of Auditors or Audit Court; Greek: Ελεγκτικό Συνέδριο (from French: Cour des Comptes)) is both an administrative organ (one of the three Big Bodies of the Greek Public Administration) and a Supreme Administrative Court with a special jurisdiction (while the jurisdiction of the Council of State is general)
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



picture info

Elections In Greece
Elections in Greece gives information on elections and election results in Greece.

January 2015 Greek Legislative Election
– Coalition of the Radical Left – New Democracy

Prime Minister before election
Antonis Samaras
ND
Elected Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras
SYRIZA
The January 2015 Greek legislative election was held in Greece on Sunday, 25 January, to elect all 300 members to the Hellenic Parliament in accordance with the constitution. The election was held earlier than scheduled due to the failure of the Greek parliament to elect a new president on 29 December 2014. 21 parties, 4 party coalitions and 1 independent candidate applied for participation in the elections. The supreme court decided that 18 parties, 4 party coalitions could participate. The Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, won a legislative election for the first time ever, securing 149 out of the 300 seats, 2 seats short of an absolute majority
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



picture info

September 2015 Greek Legislative Election
– Coalition of the Radical Left – New Democracy

Prime Minister before election
Vassiliki Thanou (interim)
Independent
Elected Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras
SYRIZA
The September 2015 Greek legislative election was held in Greece on Sunday, 20 September, following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' announced resignation on 20 August. At stake were all 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament. This was a snap election, the sixth since 2007, since new elections were not due until February 2019. The election resulted in an unexpectedly-large victory for Alexis Tsipras' Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), which fell just six seats short of an absolute majority and was able to reform its coalition government with the right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL)
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]