The changes in parliamentary seats and the number of those in each constituency, as it is formed by the 2011 population census and the candidates’ preference crosses per constituency, clarified an official document published by the Greek Interior Ministry, ahead of the January 25 general elections. The document was earlier shared with political parties running for the upcoming elections in order to finalize their ballots.
Regarding the parliamentary seats distribution changes, the Interior Ministry highlighted that those will be imposed on 13 electoral constituencies. The seats will be increased by three in the electoral constituency of Attica (from 12 to 15 seats), by two in Athens second electoral constituency (which is the country’s most populous, with a total of 1,428,759 voters), and by one in Piraeus first electoral constituency (from 5 to 6 seats), Thesprotia electoral constituency (from 1 to 2 seats), Magnesia electoral constituency (from 5 to 6 seats) and the Cyclades electoral constituency (from 3 to 4).
At the same time, the parliamentary seats of Athens first electoral constituency will be reduced by three (from 17 to 14 seats), while by one in Achaea electoral constituency (from 9 to 8 seats), Aetoloacarnania (from 8 to 7 seats), Boeotia electoral constituency (from 4 to 3), Karditsa electoral constituency (from 5 to 4), Serres electoral constituency (from 7 to 6) and Trikala electoral constituency (from 5 to 4).
In electoral constituencies providing one to three parliamentary seats, voters can vote only one candidate (one cross of preference) while in electoral constituencies providing four to seven parliamentary seats, voters can choose two candidates. Similarly, in electoral constituencies with eight to twelve seats, voters can choose three candidates and in those with more than thirteen parliamentary seats, voters can choose four candidates.