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Athens Mayoral Candidates to Hold Televised Debate

sakellaridis-kaminisThe candidate mayors of Athens, George Kaminis and Gavriil Sakellaridis, who had the higher rates in the first round of local government elections on Sunday May 18, will hold their first televised debate on Wednesday. The debate will be aired on Athens-based private television station ANT1.
It is expected that the candidate mayors of the city of Athens, Greece will hold more debates until the second round of local government elections on Sunday May 25.

Sakellaridis on Monday suggested that the debate should conclude with a publicly held meeting in the amphitheater of the Athens municipality radio station “Athens 9.84” attended by citizens who would pose questions on predetermined thematic units without the pressure of time limits. He had also proposed the discussion to be aired on the City of Athens radio station, as well as on private television stations.

George Kaminis, the independent candidate supported by PASOK and Democratic Left (DIMAR), took 21.06 % of the vote in Sunday’s first round of local elections, while opposition SYRIZA’s candidate, Gavriil Sakellaridis, gained 20 %.

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