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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-10-20

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  • [01] Second round of local gov't elections Sunday

  • [01] Second round of local gov't elections Sunday

    A second round of local government elections is scheduled for this Sunday in seven prefectures and 247 municipalities throught the country. The interest in this second round is centred on the municipalities of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, and Patra, Peloponnese. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his conviction that last week's successfull electoral procedure will be repeated this Sunday.

    In Thessaloniki, outgoing mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, backed by the ruling New Democracy (ND), appears to be the undisputed "favourite" for re-election, having garnered 41.43 per cent in last Sunday's first round, against main oppositiion Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) candidate Chrysa Arapoglou who gathered 21.6 per cent of the votes. In Patra, candidate and former deputy minister of PASOK, Andreas Fouras has a slight advantage against former mayor Evangelos Floratos, who is backed by the ND party, because PASOK "rebel" Yiannis Dimaras garnered 18.5 per cent. Fouras had received 34.7 per cent of the votes and Floratos 34.06 per cent.

    On a level of prefects, elections will be held in seven remaining prefectures. The ND has already elected 28 prefects, PASOK 17, while in two municipalities, prefects were elected following cooperation between PASOK and the Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology (Synaspismos).

    Meanwile, the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation Ministry has already taken all the necessary measures in preparation for the second round of the local government elections.

    Pavlopoulos appealed to the citizens to vote in force.

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