Greek local elections, 2006

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The 2006 Greek local elections elected representatives to Greece's 3 super-prefectures, 54 prefectures, provinces, and approximately 1,033 communities and municipalities.

The elections took place on Sunday, 15 October 2006 from 7am to 7pm.

According to the New Code for Municipalities and Communities, a platform gains the absolute majority of the seats if it has more than 42% of the votes. If no platform achieves that, then there is a second round, one week later. The ballot in the second round includes the two platforms which garnered the most votes in the 1st week.

Traditionally, candidates at local elections do not run under the official name of the party they belong, but form electoral platforms with different names for the purpose.

Elections[edit]

Municipal mayoralties[edit]

Municipality of Athens[edit]

Ballot paper
Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform 1st Round  % Seats
Nikitas Kaklamanis New Democracy/
Popular Orthodox Rally
126,877 46.05 27
Kostas Skandalidis Panhellenic Socialist Movement 79,463 28.84 11
Alexis Tsipras Coalition of the Radical Left /
Communist Organization of Greece
28,964 10.51 4
Spyros Halvatzis Communist Party of Greece/
Democratic Social Movement/
Communist Renewal/
Intervention of Left Citizens
24,169 8.77 3
Dimosthenis Vergis Greek Ecologists 3,935 1.43 0
Tasos Krommydas Ecologist Greens 3,822 1.39 0
Dimitrios Zaphiropoulos Patriotic Alliance 3,705 1.34 0
Aggelos Hagios Radical Left Front/
Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist)
3,107 1.13 0
Emmanouil Kalligiannis Liberal Party 1,458 0.53 0
No. of valid votes 275,500 100.00 45
Invalid votes 21,504  
Total 297,004
(57.77%)

Municipality of Piraeus[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform 1st Round  % Seats
Panagiotis Fasoulas Panhellenic Socialist Movement 44,936 45.17 25
Christos Agrapidis New Democracy 32,562 32.02 10
Thodoris Dritsas Coalition of the Radical Left/
Ecologist Greens
6,540 6.43 2
Elpida Pantelaki Communist Party of Greece 6,231 6.13 2
Panagiotis Melas Popular Orthodox Rally 5,698 5.60 1
Nikolaos Legakis 3,478 3.42 1
Antonis Tsiknas Radical Left Front/
Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist)
1,246 1.23 0
No. of valid votes 101,691 100.00 41
Invalid votes 6.936  
Total 108.627
(64.20%)

Municipality of Thessaloniki[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform 1st Round  % Seats 2nd Round  % Seats
Vassilios Papageorgopoulos New Democracy Thessaloniki
Renewal
68,319 41.43 9 72,696 52.62 16 (25)
Chrysa Arapoglou Panhellenic Socialist Movement 35,623 21.60 5 65,455 47.38 4 (9)
Yannis Boutaris Ecologist Greens Initiative for Thessaloniki 26,334 15.97 3
Georgios Karatzaferis Popular Orthodox Rally 12,371 7.50 2
Agapios Sahinis Communist Party of Greece 12,249 7.43 1
Tassos Kourakis Coalition of the Radical Left 8,349 5.06 1
Thannasis Agapitos Radical Left Front/
Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist)
1,657 1.00 0
No. of valid votes 164,902 100.00 21 138,151 100.00 20 (41)
Invalid votes 12,624 14,213
Total 177,526
(72.30%)
152,364
(62.03%)

Super-Prefectural elections[edit]

Athens-Piraeus[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform 1st Round  % Seats
Fofi Gennimata Panhellenic Socialist Movement 647,027 43.39 46
Argyris Dinopoulos New Democracy 504,104 33.81 18
George Mavrikos Communist Party of Greece/
Democratic Social Movement/
Communist Renewal/
Intervention of Left Citizens
157,633 10.57 6
Yannis Panousis Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology 85,162 5.71 2
Evangelos Papadopoulos Popular Orthodox Rally 57,299 3.84 2
Thanasses Tsirigotis M-L KKE 19,974 1.34 0
Kostas Spanopoulos Socialist Workers' Party 19,857 1.33 0
No. of valid votes 1,491,092 100.00 74
Invalid votes 147,815  
Total 1,638,907
(69.23%)

Drama-Kavala-Xanthi[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform 1st Round  % Seats
Constantine Tatsis New Democracy 141,142 56.31 45
Gülbeyaz Karahasan Panhellenic Socialist Movement 83,195 33.19 27
Dimitris Fotiadis Communist Party of Greece/
Democratic Social Movement/
Communist Renewal/
Intervention of Left Citizens
11,740 4.68 3
Dimitris Kollatos Popular Orthodox Rally 8,160 3.26 0
Dimitris Proedrou Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology 6,426 2.56 0
No. of valid votes 250,663 100.00 75
Invalid votes 15,521  
Total 266,184
(70.74%)

Evros-Rhodope[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform 1st Round  % Seats
Georgios Minopoulos Panhellenic Socialist Movement 90,004 49.97 30
Stefanos Spasis New Democracy 74,297 41.25 20
Georgios Botrotsos Communist Party of Greece 7,260 4.03 0
Stavros Tsagkos Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology 4,450 2.47 0
Kiriakos Kozaris Popular Orthodox Rally 4,097 2.27 0
No. of valid votes 180,108 100.00 50
Invalid votes 10,417  
Total 190,525
(67.30)%)

Prefectural elections[edit]

Athens Prefecture[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform Seats
Yiannis Sgouros Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Fotini Pipili New Democracy
Spyros Likoudis Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology
Adonis Georgiadis Popular Orthodox Rally
Hristos Katsikas M-L KKE
Niki Argiri Socialist Workers' Party

Note: There was no separate election for the position of prefect (nomarch); the nomarchs was appointed according to the results of the election in the super-prefecture.)

Piraeus Prefecture[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform Seats
Yiannis Michas Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Spiros Spyridon New Democracy
Evi Karakosta Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology
Panagiotis Theodorakidis Popular Orthodox Rally
Antonis Fotiadis M-L KKE
Yannis Sifakakis Socialist Workers' Party

Note: There was no separate election for the position of prefect (nomarch); the nomarchs was appointed according to the results of the election in the super-prefecture.)

Thessaloniki Prefecture[edit]

Candidate Supporting parties[1] Platform 1st Round  % Seats
Panagiotis Psomiadis New Democracy Power for the Prefecture 269,349 48.20 23
Voula Patoulidou Panhellenic Socialist Movement For Thessaloniki - Voula Patoulidou /
Together for the Prefecture
171,345 30.66 9
Yiannis Ziogas Communist Party of Greece 32,706 5.85 2
Michalis Tremopoulos Ecologist Greens/
Socialist Workers' Party
Ecology - Solidarity 25,661 4.59 2
Stratis Plomaritis Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology 19,385 3.47 1
Dimitrios Tsipidis Popular Orthodox Rally 15,017 2.69 0
Marianna Brekasi Communist Organization of Greece Left Perfectural Movement of Thessaloniki 12,859 2.30 0
Harilaos Papageorgiou Independent 12,481 2.23 0
No. of valid votes 558,805 100.00 37
Invalid votes 45,006  
Total 603,811
(79.79%)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i When more than one parties support the same candidate, this does not necessarily mean there is an official alliance between the supporting parties or even that candidates themselves approve of all the parties that endorse them.