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A draw situation in Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus – too close to call

14 November 2010 / 19:11:53  GRReporter
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The most disputed local elections in the modern history of Greece have just ended without the sociologists being able to determine who the winners are in three major counties - Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus. There, the preliminary studies of electoral attitudes, completed late last night give approximately 50 to 50 percent support for the candidates of both major parties. Sociologists stress on the fact that there is a difference, but it is about only tenths of a percent and is negligible compared to the statistical error. Surely the election results in these three municipalities will be known after midnight.
    This was determined by the Agency GPO, according to which whether the Mayor of Athens will be called Nikitas Kaklamanis from New Democracy or Georgeous Kaminis from PASOK will be decided by literally several ballots. The same applies to the mayor of Thessaloniki, who will be chosen with the help of dozens of votes between Costas Giulekas and Yannis Boutaris. The situation is similar in Piraeus, where the outcome of the battle between the socialist Yannis Mihas and the Democrat Vassilis Mihalolyakos it is absolutely uncertain.
    However, the victory of the governing party in the biggest electoral unit in the European Union seems sure - the region of Attica, where Georgeous Sgouros wins with a convincing difference of over 6 per cent against the New Democracy candidate Vassilis Kikilyas.

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Tags: local elections second round Athens Thessaloniki Piraeus outcome
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