Greek local elections, 2014

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Greek local elections, 2014
Greece
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Regions won by

– Nea Dimokratia – SYRIZA

– independents

Local elections were held in Greece on 18 May 2014 (first round) and 25 May 2014 (second round).[1][2] Voters elected representatives to the country's local authorities, comprising 13 regions and 325 municipalities.

Background[edit]

Traditionally, candidates at local elections do not run under the official name of any party as the constitution only foresees the participation of electoral lists (or "combinations") and not parties. Despite this theoretical independence and distinction, for all practical purposes most candidates run as local front organisations for political parties.[3]

Issues[edit]

Greece is still facing a long-term government-debt crisis, which may affect the elections.

Election results[edit]

Source: Hellenic Ministry of the Interior

In the municipalities, as well as the regions, any candidate can participate in the 1st round. If the leading candidate doesn't have the required number of the votes, then a second round is held between the two leading candidates of the 1st round.

Regions[edit]

Attica[edit]

Contender Rena Dourou (SYRIZA) defeated incumbent Ioannis Sgouros (Society of Values) in the second round and succeeds him as Regional Governor of Attica.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Rena Dourou SYRIZA 386,833 23.80 12 794.231 50.82 49 61
Ioannis Sgouros (el) Society of Values (el) [a] 359,302 22.11 11 768.604 49.18 1 12
Georgios Koumoutsakos Nea Dimokratia 228,913 14.08 7 7
Ilias Panagiotaros Golden Dawn 180,908 11.13 6 6
Thanasis Pafilis KKE 173,325 10.66 5 5
Pavlos Chaikalis ANEL 116.464 7.17 4 4
Thanos Tzimeros (el) Recreate GreeceDrasi 48,242 2.97 2 2
Antonios Gakis Ecologist Greens 36,449 2.24 1 1
Despina Koutsoumba ANTARSYA 33,895 2.09 1 1
Petros Mantoumbalos EPAL 32,475 2.00 1 1
Maria Giannakaki DIMARGreensEurope-Ecology 28,601 1.76 1 1

Central Greece[edit]

Kostas Bakoyannis (ND) defeated Evangelos Apostolou (SYRIZA) in the second round and succeeds Klearchos Pergantas (PASOK) as Regional Governor of Central Greece.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Kostas Bakoyannis Nea Dimokratia 136,688 41.35 11 161.286 56.06 20 31
Evangelos Apostolou SYRIZA 61,961 18.75 5 126.428 43.94 5 10
Athanasios Giannopoulos EPAL 47,609 14.40 4 4
Apostolos Gletsos Golden Dawn 29,867 9.04 2 2
Georgios Marinos (fr) KKE 29,191 8.83 2 2
Konstantinos Chainas DIMAR 14,115 4.27 1 1
Vassilis Zoumbos ANTARSYA 11,093 3.36 1 1

Central Macedonia[edit]

Incumbent Apostolos Tzitzikostas (ANEL/EPAL/LAOS) defeated contender Giannis Ioannidis (ND) in the second round and remains Regional Governor of Central Macedonia.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Apostolos Tzitzikostas ANELEPALLAOS 322,829 32.81 562.964 71.01 43
Giannis Ioannidis Nea Dimokratia 182,912 18.59 229,838 28.99 11
Despina Charalampidou (fr) SYRIZA 115,484 11.74 4 4
Nikos Chrysomallis Golden Dawn 85,960 8.74 3 3
Markos Bolaris (el) DIMAR 84,089 8.55 3 3
Giannis Ziogas KKE 78,330 7.96 3 3
Niobi Pavlidou EliaDrasiSociety of Values (el) 58,059 5.90 2 2
Michalis Tremopoulos Ecologist GreensGreens 30,419 3.09 1 1
Thanassis Agapitos ANTARSYA 25,842 2.63 1 1

Crete[edit]

Incumbent Stavros Arnaoutakis (Drasi) defeated contender Serafim Tsokas (ND) in the second round and remains Regional Governor of Crete.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Stavros Arnaoutakis Drasi 143,461 41.13 184,154 64.01 31
Serafim Tsokas Nea Dimokratia 91,411 26.21 103,547 35.99 11
Michalis Kritsotakis (fr) SYRIZA 65,000 18.64 5 5
Stelios Orfanos KKE 19,912 5.71 1 1
Giorgos Spyropoulos (el) Golden Dawn 11,585 3.32 1 1
Antonis Anipsitakis DIMAREcologist Greens 9,234 2.65 1 1
Giannis Kyriakakis ANTARSYA 8,198 2.35 1 1

Eastern Macedonia and Thrace[edit]

Giorgos Pavlidis (ND), the former prefect of Xanthi, defeated incumbent Aris Giannakidis (ind.) in the second round and succeeds him as Regional Governor of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Giorgos Pavlidis Nea Dimokratia 122,086 34.73 168,852 56.34 31
Aris Giannakidis (el) 96,959 27.58 130,845 43.66 10
Konstantinos Morfidis SYRIZA 40,105 11.41 3 3
Terence Quick ANEL 28,728 8.17 2 2
Christos Kitsopoulos Golden Dawn 20,942 5.96 2 2
Christos Trellis KKE 18,859 5.36 1 1
Vasileos Traiforos DIMAR 10,158 2.89 1 1
Katerina Gerostergiou Ecologist GreensGreens 8,322 2.37 1 1
Giorgos Botsidis ANTARSYA 5,387 1.53 0 0

Epirus[edit]

Incumbent Alexandros Kachrimanis (ND) defeated contender Olga Gerovassili (fr) (SYRIZA) in the first round and remains Regional Governor of Epirus.

Candidate Supporting Parties Votes  % Seats
Alexandros Kachrimanis (el) Nea Dimokratia 110,746 50.83 31
Olga Gerovassili (fr) SYRIZA 53,543 24.58 10
Giorgos Zapsas DIMAR 21,037 9.66 4
Olga Tsoumani KKE 17,549 8.05 3
Konstantinos Anagnostou Golden Dawn 8,591 3.94 2
Nikos Zikos ANTARSYA 6,400 2.94 1

Ionian Islands[edit]

Contender Theodoros Galiatsatos (SYRIZA), defeated incumbent Spyros Spyrou (ND) in the second round and succeeds him as Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Theodoros Galiatsatos SYRIZA 24,694 20.55 63,506 59.93 24
Spyros Spyrou Nea Dimokratia 26,147 21.76 42,469 40.07 5
Angela Gerekou Drasi 17,419 14.49 3 3
Giorgos Kaloudis Ecologist Greens 14,428 12.01 3 3
Theodoros Goulis KKE 13,750 11.44 2 2
Alekos Desyllas 6,216 5.17 1 1
Nikos Lemontzis Golden Dawn 6,192 5.15 1 1
Christos Anthis 5,483 4.56 1 1
Tassos Salvanos DIMAR 3,192 2.66 1 1
Evanthia Gaitanidou ANTARSYA 2,661 2.21 0 0

North Aegean[edit]

Contender Christiana Kalogirou (ND) defeated incumbent Nassos Giakalis (el) (ind.) in the second round and succeeds him as Regional Governor of the North Aegean.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Christiana Kalogirou Nea Dimokratia 33,410 31.51 46,357 53.01 25
Nassos Giakalis (el) 27,446 25.88 41,095 46.99 6
Aglaia Kyritsi (fr) SYRIZA 20,538 19.37 4 4
Stratis Korakas KKE 15,565 14.68 3 3
Giannis Spilanis DIMARDrasi 3,673 3.46 1 1
Vassilis Ballas Ecologist Greens 2,878 2.71 1 1
Andreas Ballas ANTARSYA 2,525 2.38 1 1

Peloponnese[edit]

Incumbent Petros Tatoulis (ND) defeated contender Odysseas Voudouris (SYRIZA) in the second round and remains Regional Governor of Peloponnese.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Petros Tatoulis Nea Dimokratia 157,672 43.17 182.456 59.35 31
Odysseas Voudouris SYRIZA 57,417 15.72 124.953 40.65 9
Giorgos Dedes DIMARSociety of Values (el) 56,181 15.38 4 4
Dimitris Doltsiniadis Golden Dawn 32,894 9.01 2 2
Nikos Gontikos KKE 23,696 6.49 2 2
Giannis Manolis EPAL 18,797 5.15 1 1
Panayotis Katsaris ANTARSYA 10,653 2.92 1 1
Dimitra Lymberopoulou Ecologist Greens 7,946 2.18 1 1

South Aegean[edit]

Contender Giorgos Hatzimarkos (ND) defeated incumbent Ioannis Mahairidis (el) (ind.) in the second round and succeeds him as Regional Governor of the South Aegean.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Giorgos Hatzimarkos Nea Dimokratia 61,168 35.71 83,317 56.86 31
Ioannis Mahairidis (el) 55,269 32.27 63,216 43.14 11
Benetos Spyrou SYRIZAEcologist Greens 31,483 18.38 5 5
Lila Kafantari (el) KKE 13,561 7.92 2 2
Savvas Spyridis Golden Dawn 9,813 5.73 2 2

Thessaly[edit]

Incumbent Konstantinos Agorastos (el) (ND) defeated contender Nikos Tsilimingas (DIMAR) in the second round and remains Regional Governor of Thessaly.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Konstantinos Agorastos (el) Nea Dimokratia 189,591 42.90 208,170 54.50 31
Nikos Tsilimingas DIMAR 76,434 17.30 173,814 45.50 9
Iro Dioti (fr) SYRIZA 58,762 13.30 3 3
Vangelis Boutas KKE 46,075 10.43 3 3
Panagiotis Iliopoulos Golden Dawn 30,552 6.91 2 2
Marina Chrysoveloni ANEL 20,456 4.63 1 1
Nikos Poutsiakas Ecologist GreensGreens 10,166 2.30 1 1
Stathis Douros ANTARSYA 9,870 2.23 1 1

Western Greece[edit]

Incumbent Apostolos Katsifaras (ind.) defeated contender Andreas Katsaniotis (fr) (Nea Dimokratia) in the second round and remains Regional Governor of Western Greece.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Apostolos Katsifaras 92,462 23.06 153,028 50.50 31
Andreas Katsaniotis (fr) Nea Dimokratia 79,610 19.85 149,984 49.50 5
Vassilis Hatzilambrou (fr) SYRIZA 67,406 16.81 4 4
Thymios Sokos (el) DIMAR 50,862 12.68 3 3
Nikos Karathanasopoulos KKE 35,284 8.80 2 2
Christos Rigas Golden Dawn 31,338 7.82 2 2
Ioannis Zapheiropoulos (el) 13,069 3.26 1 1
Panayotis Laliotis ANEL 11,794 2.94 1 1
Giorgos Kanellis Ecologist Greens 10,957 2.73 1 1
Dimitris Desyllas ANTARSYA 8,187 2.04 1 1

Western Macedonia[edit]

Contender Theodoros Karypidis (ind.), defeated incumbent Georgios Dakis (el) (ND) in the second round and succeeds him as Regional Governor of Western Macedonia.

Candidate Supporting Parties 1st Round 2nd Round Total seats
Votes  % Seats Votes  % Seats
Theodoros Karypidis 24,694 29.13 101,566 59.01 25
Georgios Dakis (el) Nea Dimokratia 67,859 35.61 70,545 40.99 9
Themis Moumoulidis SYRIZA 21,054 11.05 2 2
Georgia Zembiliadou DIMAR 20,573 10.80 2 2
Giannis Vittas KKE 13,134 6.89 2 2
Nikolaos Kourkoutas Golden Dawn 8,982 4.71 1 1
Stefanos Prassos ANTARSYA 3,443 1.81 0 0


Major municipalities[edit]

Athens[edit]

Candidate Supporting Party 1st Round  % 2nd Round  % Total seats
Giorgos Kaminis      Olive Tree-     Democratic Left     Bridges (el)-     Greens-     Europe-Ecology 46,976 21.06 110,987 51.42 29
Gabriel Sakellaridis      Coalition of Radical Left 44,620 20.00 104,876 48.58 5
Aris Spiliotopoulos      New Democracy 37,746 16.92 4
Ilias Kasidiaris      Golden Dawn 35,949 16.12 4
Nikos Sofianos      Communist Party of Greece 16,529 7.41 2
Nikitas Kaklamanis      EPAL[b] 15,834 7.10 2
Vassilis Kapernaros      Independent Greeks 7,937 3.56 1
Nikos Avramidis      Independent-Panathinaikos Movement 6,489 2.91 1
Petros Konstantinou      ANTARSYA 4,398 1.97 1 1
Ioanna Kondouli      Ecologist Greens 3,024 1.36 0
Marios Strofalis      Independent 2,097 0.94 0
Stavros Vidalis      Independent 1,474 0.66 0


Nationwide percentage results[4][edit]

Party Nationwide
results
Change from
2010 local elections
Change from
2012 legislative elections
ND 26.3
Decrease 6.3
Decrease 3.2
SYRIZA 17.7
Increase 12.7
Decrease 9.2
PASOK (Olive Tree) [c] 16.2
Decrease 18.5
Increase 3.9
KKE 8.8
Decrease 2.1
Increase 4.3
ΧΑ 8.1
-
Increase 1.1
DIMAR 3.8
Increase 1.6
Decrease 2.3
ANEL 3.2
-
Decrease 4.3
ANTARSYA 2.3
Increase 0.5
Increase 2.0
OP 2.1
Decrease 0.7
Increase 1.2
All others 11.1
Increase 0.8

Reaction[edit]

The elections were regarded as a victory for SYRIZA,[5][6][7][8] which was not expected to perform well due to its weak local organization.[9] Candidates backed by the ruling New Democracy fared poorly, particularly Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' hand-picked candidates.[7] In Athens, New Democracy failed to make the runoff for the first time since 1975.[5][8]

In response the results, PM Samaras said "Greece must show it has the stability that it deserves" in the second round and European election scheduled to take place next week.[5] Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said it was a "historic day", and that next Sunday would be "the first day of a new era."[5][6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This candidate ran as a independent, but is closely identified with PASOK.[8]
  2. ^ This candidate is a former member of New Democracy.
  3. ^ including Agreement for the New Greece, Dynamic Greece and others

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