List of members of the Hellenic Parliament, 2015 (February–August)

This is a list of the 300 members who were elected to the Hellenic Parliament in the January 2015 Greek legislative election. A new legislative election took place in 20 September 2015.

Composition[edit]

Initial composition after the 2015 elections:

Changes from previous Parliament[edit]

The new parliament, sworn in on 5 February 2015, presented a radical departure from the past, with 134 out of 300 MPs elected for the first time.[1] The new parliament also boasts the record number of 68 women MPs.[2] For the first time, there was provision of a civil, instead of religious, oath, with the majority of MPs preferring to take the civil oath.[1] Sixteen former ministers and other veteran political figures, chiefly from New Democracy and PASOK, failed to get elected.[3] The most prominent “casualty” is former Prime Minister and former PASOK chairman George Papandreou, making this the first parliament since 1923 without a representative of the Papandreou political dynasty.[4] The only MP remaining to have served in the first Parliament of the Third Hellenic Republic in 1974 is New Democracy member for Piraeus B, Ioannis Tragakis, while the only member elected in the 1977 parliament is New Democracy chairman and outgoing Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Changes table below records all changes in party affiliation.

Changes[edit]

  • 2 July 2015: Constantinos Damavolitis [fr] (Heraklion) leaves ANEL, then resigns from Parliament. His seat is taken by Grigoris Makaronas.[5]
  • 13 July 2015: Nikos Chountis (Syriza, Athens B) resigns from Parliament in order to succeed Manolis Glezos in the European Parliament. His seat is taken by Giorgos Kyritsis.[6]
  • 21 August 2015: Panagiotis Lafazanis, Evangelia Ammanatidou-Paschalidou [fr], Ioanna Gaitani [el], Konstantinos Delimitros, Evangelos Diamantopoulos [el], Zissis Zannas [el], Ioannis Zerdelis, Konstantinos-Iraklis Isychos, Ilias Ioannidis, Michail Kritsotakis [fr], Aglaia Kyritsi, Thomas Kotsias, Konstantinos Lapavitsas, Efstathios Leoutsakos, Rachil Makri [bg], Evgenia Ouzounidou [bg], Athanasios Petrakos, Stefanos Samoilis, Athanasios Skoumas, Ioannis Stathas [fr], Dimitrios Stratoulis [fr], Alexandra Tsanaka, Despina Haralambidou [bg], Eleni Psarrea and Vassilios Kyriakakis [el] leave Syriza and form Popular Unity.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b

    Lambros Stavropoulos (4 February 2015). “Ορκίστηκε η νέα Βουλή: Ανοιξε η αυλαία της νέας κοινοβουλευτικής περιόδου” (in Greek). To Vima. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

  2. ^ a b “Ολοκληρώθηκε η ορκωμοσία- Η ανθρωπογεωγραφία της νέας Βουλής” (in Greek). reporter.gr. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ “Εκτός Βουλής κορυφαία στελέχη και πρώην υπουργοί” (in Greek). in.gr. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  4. ^ “Μετά από 92 χρόνια Βουλή χωρίς εκπρόσωπο της οικογένειας Παπανδρέου” (in Greek). in.gr. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  5. ^ “Διαγράφεται από την ΚΟ των ΑΝΕΛ ο Κ. Δαμαβολίτης” (in Greek). in.gr. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  6. ^ “Παραιτήθηκε ο Νίκος Χουντής από βουλευτής” (in Greek). in.gr. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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