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Greek Conservatives Dominate Second round of Local Elections

Greek Conservatives Dominate Second round of Local Elections

Sunday, 02 June 2019 03:37 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Conservative-backed candidates have won 12 of 13 of Greece's regions and captured the majority of Greece's cities, confirming a trend seen in last week's first round as well as the European Parliament election, which took place on the same day.

In Athens, Costas Bakoyannis, son of former conservative mayor Dora Bakoyannis and nephew of opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has been elected with over 65% of the vote against a candidate backed by the ruling left-wing Syriza.

Although there were a few hiccups, such as the election in Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, of a dissident conservative over the official one, Mitsotakis' New Democracy party confirmed its position as the top party and the favorite to win a snap national election on July 7.

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Conservative-backed candidates have won 12 of 13 of Greece's regions and captured the majority of Greece's cities, confirming a trend seen in last week's first round as well as the European Parliament election, which took place on the same day.In Athens, Costas Bakoyannis,...
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