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Show business, politics and mayoral elections

18 November 2010 / 16:11:40  GRReporter
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Show business representatives occupied mayoral seats in Greece – the actor, who had long lasting glory of sex symbol Apostolos Gledzos, the father of the TV host Nadia Boule, who had some not very successful film attempts - Yannis Boules and also the son of the former minister of Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis - Kostas, fought their opponents in the elections.

Apostolos Gletsos  
Apostolos Gletsos who is known for his roles of the handsome guy in theater and cinema, a kind of the Greek James Dean, won 54.49% of the votes in Stilida District, but unfortunately he couldn’t enjoy his victory as he expected. His 70-year-old father was hospitalized for heart disease a few days before the election, which did not allow Gletsos to celebrate the success with all his heart. Apostolos Gletsos is divorced and has a little daughter, spending with her all of his spare time. Gletsos was elected mayor of Stilida as an independent candidate supported by the Allied Democratic Movement and raised a total of 4,291 votes against 3,584 for his opponent - Aleka Karageorgiou-Shoretsaniti. Stilida is located in the Lamia region – on the road between Athens and Thessaloniki, and most interestingly, there is the first Educational Center for Environmental Protection.

Giannis Boules
TV hostess Nadia Boule, whose show Top Chef does not enjoy great popularity as shown by the ratings of AGB, found a reason to celebrate as she is now Mayor's daughter! Her father Giannis Boules was elected mayor in the second round on Sunday and won 52.8% of the votes of Navpakt’s residents. The family is accustomed to electoral competition as this is not the first mayoral term for Giannis Boules, who was mayor of Pelion - one of the three municipalities that have unified under the Kalikratis plan. The father of the blonde TV host tried to be an actor, but without much of a success.
 
Kostas Bakoyannis
Kostas Bakoyannis won the mayoral seat in the district of Karpenissi with 54.3%. He is the son of the former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis. He graduated from Harvard and is only 32 years old. "Greece needs suicidal governments ready to kill themselves to save the country," said Mr. Bakoyannis. He defines himself as a non-party and independent mayor, but is ready as a citizen to be deployed in the party, which his mother is expected to found. "Where we have come to after all the crimes that the Greek political system made over the past 30 years, we had no choice but the Memorandum," stated he for Vima newspaper. The young mayor said that he prefers to move in a Saab when in Karpenissi but in Athens he drives his yellow motorbike that his three-year old son named after the Tweety duck. "I want to say that I will be still here after 3.5 years when the next municipal elections will be. Being a heir of a political family, I know that political careers usually end in tears and I do not want this to happen," said the new mayor of Karpenissi, who is the grandson of one of the biggest politicians and former Prime Minister of Greece - Kostas Mitsotakis . For his campaign Mr. Bakoyannis said he avoided giving promises as he knows the residents of the area very well: "They're mountain people, proud, stubborn and it is difficult to win their confidence. They want you to talk to them and look them into the eyes and I know that if you fail to win their confidence they will throw you back."

On the other side with Harry Klynn!
One of Greeks’ favourite comedians - Harry Klynn, who also tried to sing on stage, failed to gain enough votes - only 37.47% and dropped out of the mayoral elections in Kalamaria district in Thessaloniki. Harry Klynn is the artistic name he is famous with. He himself was born in Kalamaria but he lived in the USA and Canada for a long time, where he played as stend up comedian in underground shows and wrote satire. He married his wife Hariklia in Chicago where were born two of their three children. When he returned to Greece he recorded tremendous success with his comedies, he made tapes with stories of satire, wrote books, and decided for the first time to get involved in politics, but he did not qualify. τη.

 

Tags: How businessMayorsPoliticsElectionsKarpenisiNavpaktNadia Boule
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