No Winner in Greece’s Third Round, General Election Set for January 2015

Dec. 31, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

Greece held the third round of an indirect-election for the office of president on Monday 29 December 2014.[i] Located in Europe, Greece has a population of 10,775,557 with approximately 9,951,970 registered voters.[ii] Greece’s parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon) votes for the office of the president. Results show that the government’s candidate received 168 votes, thus not reaching the 180 vote’s threshold to be elected.[iii] The second round was held Tuesday 23 December 2014, but the government’s candidate garnered only 168 votes of 200 needed.[iv] The first round was held on Wednesday 17 December 2014, but the government’s candidate attained only 160 of 200 votes needed.[v] Since no candidate was selected after three rounds of voting, a general election will be held on Sunday 25 January 2015 for the 300 seats in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament (Vouli ton Ellinon).[vi]


[i] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/29/greece-crisis-president-snap-election

[ii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2835/

[iii] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/29/greece-crisis-president-snap-election

[iv] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/greece-presidential-vote-second-round

[v] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30515780

[vi] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/29/us-greece-vote-idUSKBN0K60MA20141229

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