June 1989 Greek legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 18 June 1989.[1] The liberal-conservative New Democracy party of Constantine Mitsotakis defeated the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) of Andreas Papandreou. However, New Democracy could not form a government, since its 5% lead in the popular vote was not enough to reach a majority because of the proportional representation system voted into electoral law by the previous PASOK government.

June 1989 Greek legislative election

 1985 18 June 1989 November 1989 

All 300 seats to the Greek Parliament
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Constantine Mitsotakis Andreas Papandreou Charilaos Florakis
Party ND PASOK Synaspismos
Leader since 1984 3 September 1974 1989
Last election 126 seats, 40.8% 161 seats, 45.8% 13 seats, 11.7%
Seats won 145 125 28
Seat change 19 36 15
Popular vote 2,887,488 2,551,518 855,944
Percentage 44.3% 39.1% 13.1%
Swing 3.5% 6.7% 1.4%

Prime Minister before election

Andreas Papandreou
PASOK

Subsequent Prime Minister

Tzannis Tzannetakis
ND

Distribution of parliament seats after the June 1989 elections.
  New Democracy: 145 seats
  Synapsismos: 28 seats
  Others and independents: 1 seat
  Democratic Renewal: 1 seat