Pavlos Geroulanos, a former minister of culture with the PASOK socialists, on Thursday officially announced his candidacy for Athens mayor.
Speaking to journalists at the central Athens neighborhood of Kypseli, the 52-year-old said that cleaning up the capital and keeping its people safe would be his key priorities as mayor.
Geroulanos, a professional lawyer, said he would seek to tackle problems in consultation with local residents.
“We want to create a more civilized city,” he said.
Incumbent Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said last week that he would not seek a third term.