Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament

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President of
the Hellenic Parliament
Incumbent
Konstantinos Tasoulas

since 18 July 2019
StyleHonourable
AppointerElected by the Hellenic Parliament
Term lengthcoincides with the term of the assembly
Inaugural holderNikitas Stamatelopoulos
Formation1844
Current Constitution:
11 June 1975
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Speaker, properly the President of the Hellenic Parliament (Greek: Πρόεδρος της Βουλής των Ελλήνων) is the presiding officer of the Parliament of Greece.

The official order of precedence ranks the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament in the 3rd position, after the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.

The current Speaker is Konstantinos Tasoulas of New Democracy.

List of Speakers (since 1974)[change | change source]

Name Entered office Left office Party Comments
Konstantinos Papakonstantinou [el] December 9, 1974 December 12, 1977 New Democracy Parliament (Fifth Revisionary) resulting from the 1974 elections
Dimitrios Papaspyrou [el] December 12, 1977 November 17, 1981 New Democracy Parliament resulting from the 1977 elections
Ioannis Alevras November 17, 1981 May 7, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement Parliament resulting from the 1981 elections
June 18, 1985 July 10, 1989 Parliament (Sixth Revisionary) resulting from the 1985 elections
Athanasios Tsaldaris [el] July 7, 1989 October 12, 1989 New Democracy Parliament resulting from the June 1989 elections
November 23, 1989 March 12, 1990 Parliament resulting from the November 1989 elections
April 22, 1990 September 11, 1993 Parliament resulting from the 1990 elections
Apostolos Kaklamanis October 22, 1993 August 24, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement Parliament resulting from the 1993 elections
October 8, 1996 March 14, 2000 Parliament resulting from the 1996 elections
April 21, 2000 July 18, 2004 Parliament (Seventh Revisionary) resulting from the 2000 elections
Anna Benaki-Psarouda July 18, 2004 August 18, 2007 New Democracy Parliament resulting from the 2004 elections, first woman speaker
Dimitris Sioufas September 27, 2007 September 7, 2009 New Democracy Parliament (Eighth Revisionary) resulting from the 2007 elections
Filippos Petsalnikos October 15, 2009 April 11, 2012 Panhellenic Socialist Movement Parliament resulting from the 2009 elections
Vyron Polydoras May 18, 2012 May 19, 2012 New Democracy Parliament resulting from the May 2012 elections
Vangelis Meimarakis June 29, 2012 December 31, 2014 New Democracy Parliament resulting from the June 2012 elections
Zoi Konstantopoulou February 6, 2015 October 4, 2015 Coalition of the Radical Left Parliament resulting from the January 2015 elections
Nikos Voutsis October 4, 2015 July 18, 2019 Coalition of the Radical Left Parliament resulting from the September 2015 elections
Konstantinos Tasoulas July 18, 2019 incumbent New Democracy Parliament resulting from the 2019 elections

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Πρόεδροι της Βουλής και των Εθνοσυνελεύσεων, 1821–2008 [Presidents of Parliament and the National Assemblies, 1821–2008] (PDF) (in Greek). Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy. 2009. ISBN 978-960-6757-16-7. External link in |publisher= (help)