PASOK unveils at-large candidates list

PASOK unveils at-large candidates list

The socialist PASOK-Movement for Change party unveiled its at-large list, made up of 15 candidates, for the May 21 election Saturday.

Most of the candidates are young and the best-known names – goalkeeping great Nikos Sarganis and former Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis – are far down the list, in 10th and 15th place, respectively. At-large lists are elected proportionally, depending on a party’s votes and PASOK may not elect more than one or, at best, two.

The list is topped by two young aides to leader Nikos Androulakis, political planning chief Panagiotis Doudonis (photo) and party spokesman Dimitris Mantzios. European Commission official and former European Parliament aide Eleni Chronopoulou, in third place, represents Greeks abroad. Her professional activity was overshadowed recently when it was revealed, against her will, that it who she who had reported SYRIZA Euro-MP Alexis Georgoulis for sexual assault; the case is still under investigation.

A former SYRIZA MEP, Kostas Chrysogonos, who joined PASOK-Movement in 2022, figures in fifth place.

Besides Chronopoulou, there are five other women on the list: Roza Vrettou, a cardiologist and long-time party official (4th); Ioanna Tzoulaki, a medical-biological researcher (6th); Marizeta Antonopoulou, who teaches sociology at the University of Athens (7th); Eleanna Dimitrakoudi, a consultant on climate change and energy transition to the European Parliament’s Socialist group (8th) and lawyer Georgia Kaza (13th). Farmer Christos Chrysoloras (9th), painter Achilleas Papakostas (11th), computer programmer Grigoris Lambrakis, the son of Grigoris Lambrakis, a doctor, athlete and left-wing MP whose 1963 murder by right-wing thugs was depicted in the Costa-Gavras movie Z (12th) and Simos Gerasimidis, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Amhers College (14th).


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