The first of a double election battle will take place Sunday May 18 in Greece as the first round of local elections will be held. The election will enter the second round on the same day as the European Parliament election will be held, May 25.
Latest polls show the local elections are likely to see New Democracy and PASOK – backed candidates perform rather well. Yannis Sgouros, backed by PASOK, maintains a lead over SYRIZA candidate Rena Dourou in the Attica prefecture. In the Athens municipality Georgos Kaminis – backed by PASOK and DIMAR – is ahead of New Democracy candidate Aris Spiliotopoulos who comes in second ahead of Gavriil Sakellarides backed by SYRIZA.
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(Photo of Athens: Vangelis Thomaidis)