A legislative election took place in Greece on 25 January 2015 to elect all 300 members to the Hellenic Parliament in accordance with theconstitution. The election was held earlier than scheduled due to the failure of the Greek parliament to elect a new president on 29 December 2014.
21 parties, 4 party coalitions and 1 independent candidate applied for participation in the elections. The supreme court decided that 18 parties, 4 party coalitions could participate.
The Right-wing party, New Democracy, won a small legislative victory, for their third straight electoral victory. ND secured ninty-nine seats, down thirty from the previous election. On the other hand, the radical and anti-austerity SYRIZA won ninty-six seats, just three seats behind their ND opponents. Social-democratic PASOK, ND's coalition partner, was reduced to 20 seats (from 33 in 2012), mostly conceding their core to the SYRIZA. Many of the conservative seat's were lost to the new social-democratic party, "the River," which gained 17 seats.