1881 Greek legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 20 December 1881.[1] Supporters of Charilaos Trikoupis emerged as the largest bloc in Parliament, with 125 of the 245 seats.[2] Trikoupis became Prime Minister on 15 March 1883.[3]

1881 Greek legislative election

 1879 20 December 1881 1885 

All 245 seats of the Greek Parliament
123 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Charilaos Trikoupis Alexandros Koumoundouros Leonídas Deligeórgis
Party New Party Nationalist EK
Leader since 1873 1865 1879
Last election 85 seats 100 seats 20 seats
Seats won 125 100 6
Seat change 40 14

Prime Minister before election

Alexandros Koumoundouros
Nationalist

Elected Prime Minister

Alexandros Koumoundouros
Nationalist

As the first election to take place after the annexation of Thessaly, by the terms of the Convention of Constantinople, the resulting parliament was the first to feature two Muslim MPs, representing the region's sizeable Muslim minority.[4] Nevertheless, despite the political equality guaranteed to them officially, several Muslim and Jewish citizens in Thessaly complained to the authorities that they were prevented from voting, either by being denied access to the voting stations, or not being registered in the electoral lists. The situation was further confused since the Muslim inhabitants of the area were not necessarily Greek citizens, with many opting to retain their Ottoman citizenship. In addition, according to press reports, the Ottoman authorities announced that any Muslim running for office in the elections would automatically lose their citizenship.[4]