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16 November 2010 / 16:11:12  GRReporter
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Petros Tatoulis:
The governor of Peloponnesus Petros Tatoulis ran as an independent candidate and was backed by the ruling party, but his initial support was provided by the far-right LAOS. Petros Tatoulis is a surgeon by profession. He entered politics in 1990, when he was elected MP for New Democracy. His mandate was renewed 6 times and he was appointed Deputy Minister of Culture in the first government of Costas Karamanlis and served in that post until 2006. Two years later he was withdrawn by the party and the New Democracy parliamentary group because of his acute criticism of the government's work.
By winning in the home area of the current New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras, Tatoulis won his personal bet and irritated the party mechanism, especially after stating that liberal supporters of New Democracy have voted for him.

Vassilis Mihalolyakos:
Doctor of medicine is the new mayor of Piraeus Vassilis Mihalolyakos. Politics has attracted him in 1990 after the oncological laboratories. He has been elected member of New Democracy ever since. Vassilis Mihalolyakos was appointed Deputy Minister in the first government after the party’s election victory in 2004.
Mihalolyakos joined the race for mayor's chair of Piraeus later because New Democracy has been looking for a suitable candidate a long time. He accepted the proposal and gave up being a deputy to be able to devote himself to campaigning. Polls were not on his side and ranked him third, which meant he could not run for the second election round. The results of the first round, however, denied the polls and on the second Sunday Vassilis Mihalolyakos won against the PASOK’s candidate Yannis Mihas.

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