Organization & Operations

The Presidium


The Presidium consists of:
  • the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
  • seven (7) Deputy Speakers
  • three (3) Deans
  • six (6) Secretaries
The Presidium’s fundamental feature is its multi-partisan composition. Thus the first, second and third Deputy Speaker, two of the Deans and four of the Secretaries are affiliated to the governing party; the fourth Deputy Speaker, one dean and a Secretary belong to the major opposition party; the fifth Deputy Speaker and one Secretary are members of the second-biggest opposition party; the sixth Deputy Speaker is affiliated with the third-largest party of the opposition, and the seventh Deputy Speaker belongs to the fourth. A member of the Presidium, who must certainly be an elected MP, cannot be a Cabinet member (Minister or Under-Secretary). Should a Presidium member agree to assume ministerial or Undersecretarial duties, then ipso facto he/she has to step down from the post.

The Speaker and the Deputy Speakers are elected at the beginning of each term for the entire duration of that term. Deans and Secretaries’ terms last for as long as the regular session period for which they were elected lasts.