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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-10-23

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Final results of local government elections released

  • [01] Final results of local government elections released

    With all the results of Sunday's second round of local government elections counted, the ruling New Democracy party (ND) maintained its lead, with ND-backed candidates carrying a total of 30 prefectures throughout the country, against 22 prefectures carried by main opposition PASOK party and another two prefectures carried by candidates jointly backed by PASOK and the Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology (SYN).

    According to the official results of the run-off elections in 7 prefectures and 247 municipalities, the ND-backed candidates carried the prefectures of Arcadia and Chania (Crete), while PASOK-backed candidates carried the prefectures of Cephalonia, Lefkada, Magnesia, Serres and Karditsa.

    Of the 47 prefectures decided in the preceding Sunday's first round of elections, ND-backed candidates carried 28 prefectures, PASOK-backed candidates carried 17 prefectures, and two prefectures were carried by candidates backed jointly by PASOK and SYN.

    In the municipal run-offs, interest was focused mainly on the cities of Thessaloniki and Patras. In Thessaloniki, mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, backed by ND, was re-elected with 52.62 percent over PASOK-backed Chrysa Arapoglou, who received 47.38 percent, while, in Patras, PASOK former deputy minister Andreas Fouras was elected with 53.15 percent against 46.91 percent for ND-backed former mayor Evangelos Floratos.

    With respect to the 51 prefectural capitals -- Greece has 51 prefectures and three supra-prefectures -- ND-backed mayoral candidates were elected in 26, PASOK-backed candidates were elected in 19, candidates jointly backed by PASOK and SYN were elected in 4, while two SYN-backed candidates were elected in two prefectural capitals with the support of PASOK.

    In Attica prefecture, 14 municipalities changed hands. Of the total 122 municipalities in Attica, 30 were carried by ND-backed candidates, 22 by PASOK-backed candidates, 3 by candidates jointly backed by SYN and PASOK, 4 by SYN-backed candidates, 1 by a candidate backed by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), and 19 by independent candidates.


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