2019 European Parliament election in Greece


The 2019 European Parliament election in Greece was held on 26 May 2019, electing members of the Greek delegation to the European Parliament as part of the European elections held across the European Union. In Greece, it was held in tandem with the first round of the local and regional government elections, resulting in a major defeat for the governing Syriza party, and forcing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to bring forward the scheduled legislative election for 7 July 2019.

2019 European Parliament election in Greece

 2014 26 May 2019 2024 

All 21 Greek seats in the European Parliament
Turnout58.71%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis Alexis Tsipras Fofi Gennimata
Party ND SYRIZA KINAL
Alliance EPP Left PES
Leader since 11 January 2016 9 February 2008 14 June 2015
Last election 5 seats, 22.71% 6 seats, 26.58% 2 seats, 8.02% (as ELIA)
Seats won 8 6 2
Seat change 3
Percentage 33.12% 23.75% 7.72%
Swing 10.4% 2.8% 0.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Dimitris Koutsoumpas Nikolaos Michaloliakos Kyriakos Velopoulos
Party KKE ΧΑ Greek Solution
Alliance INITIATIVE
Leader since 14 April 2013 1 November 1993 28 March 2016
Last election 2 seats, 6.09% 3 seats, 9.39% New party
Seats won 2 2 1
Seat change 1 1
Percentage 5.35% 4.87% 4.18%
Swing 0.76% 4.52% New

Map of Greek electoral districts, showing the largest party by share of votes. Darker shades indicate stronger vote share.
Ballots for European elections in Greece 2019

Participating parties


Parties and coalitions participating in the elections:

Opinion polls


Polling firm/Commissioner Fieldwork date Sample size KINAL EL Potami ANEL M25 PE EG Lead
Pulse/Skai[p 1] 18–20 Apr 2019 1,010 25.0 35.5 8.5 8.5 6.5 2.5 2.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.0 - 10.5
Interview/Vergina TV[p 2] 15–17 Apr 2019 1,005 22.7 36.4 7.9 7.2 7.0 2.0 2.3 1.4 1.3 0.6 1.3 1.3 - 13.7
Metron Analysis/Alpha TV[p 3] 15–17 Apr 2019 1,200 25.6 35.0 8.5 5.9 7.5 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.2 2.1 - - 1.9 9.4
Marc/Proto Thema[p 4] 26 Mar–1 Apr 2019 1,200 24.8 39.2 8.9 7.2 6.3 2.0 2.0 1.5 - 2.1 - - 1.3 14.4
MRB/Star[p 5] 1–3 Apr 2019 1,003 25.6 36.5 7.5 7.5 6.7 2.4 1.9 2.1 1.2 1.2 - - 2.3 10.9
Metron Analysis/To Vima[p 6] 18–20 Mar 2019 1,204 23.9 36.1 7.7 7.1 6.4 1.5 - 2.0 1.5 1.5 1.6 - 3.1 12.2

Results


Nationwide results[1]
Party EU party EP group Vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Elect. +/-
  New Democracy (ND) EPP EPP 1,873,080 33.12 +10.40 8 +3
  Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) PEL GUE-NGL 1,343,788 23.75 -2.80 6 ±0
  Movement for Change (KINAL) PES S&D 436,735 7.72 -0.30 2 ±0
  Communist Party of Greece (KKE) INITIATIVE NI 302,677 5.35 -0.76 2 ±0
  Golden Dawn (XA) NI 275,822 4.87 -4.51 2 −1
  Greek Solution (EL) ECR ECR 236,361 4.18 New 1 New
  European Realistic Disobedience Front (DiEM25) DiEM25 169,286 2.99 New 0 New
  Course of Freedom PEL GUE-NGL 90,859 1.61 New 0 New
  The River RE 86,003 1.52 -5.09 0 −2
  Union of Centrists (EK) EDP 82,072 1.45 +0.81 0 ±0
  Greece, the Other Way [el] 70,286 1.24 New 0 New
  Popular Orthodox Rally-Patriotic Radical Union [el] 69,524 1.23 -1.46 0 ±0
Citizens 51,406 0.91 New 0 New
  Ecologist Greens (OP) Greens Greens/EFA 49,099 0.87 New 0 New
  Independent Greeks (ANEL) ECR ECR 45,149 0.80 -2.66 0 -1
  Free Homeland [el] 41,188 0.73 New 0 New
  Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace EFA Greens/EFA 40,245 0.71 -0.04 0 ±0
  Recreate Greece 39,119 0.69 New 0 New
  New Right 37,512 0.66 New 0 New
  Front of the Greek Anticapitalist Left (ANTARSYA) 36,327 0.64 -0.08 0 ±0
Agricultural Animal Party Greece 31,810 0.56 -0.01 0 ±0
  Popular Unity-Pirate Party of Greece (LAE) PPEU GUE-NGL 31,671 0.56 New 0 New
Greeks' Assembly 29,489 0.52 New 0 New
  Greens 25,448 0.45 -0.05 0 ±0
Union for the Defense of Labour and the Social State-Strong Greece 22,349 0.40 New 0 New
Youth Party 18,508 0.33 New 0 New
  Democratic Responsibility [el] PES S&D 18,171 0.32 New 0 New
  New Greek Momentum [el] 12,289 0.22 New 0 New
  Marxist–Leninist Communist Party of Greece (M-L KKE) 12,268 0.22 +0.03 0 ±0
  Greek Ecologists 11,535 0.20 +0.10 0 ±0
  National Front-Patriotic League-Lions' Movement 10,797 0.19 New 0 New
People's European Social Groups 10,318 0.18 New 0 New
  Panhellenic Citizen Chariot 9,934 0.18 New 0 New
Greek Radicals 9,264 0.16 New 0 New
  Rainbow EFA Greens/EFA 6,413 0.11 New 0 New
  Liberal Alliance ALDE RE 6,193 0.11 New 0 New
  Organisation of Internationalist Communists of Greece (OKDE) 4,823 0.09 +0.04 0 ±0
People's European Social Groups-Agrarian Party of Greece-Associations for Culture and Development 3,134 0.06 New 0 New
Kollatos − Independent Political Movement 3,132 0.06 -0.10 0 ±0
Greek Vision 2,038 0.04 New 0 New
Blank and invalid votes
Total 5,656,122 100.00 21 ±0
Registered voters / Turnout 10.074.898 58.69% tournout

Elected MEPs


New Democracy

Coalition of the Radical Left

Movement for Change

Communist Party of Greece

  • Kostas Papadakis (55,956 votes)
  • Eleftherios Nikolaou-Alavanos (34,457 votes)

Golden Dawn

Greek Solution

  • Emmanouil Frangos (27, 665 votes)

References


  1. "European parliament election – May 2019". ekloges.ypes.gr. Retrieved 2019-05-28.