Mayoral candidate Kaklamanis to keep parliament seat ahead of local election

Independent mayoral candidate for Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis on Thursday said he will not give up his parliamentary seat ahead of local elections in May.

Kaklamanis, a New Democracy MP, is not officially backed by the conservative party which has thrown its weight behind Aris Spiliotopoulos who on Wednesday announced his resignation as ND MP.

“Athens voters will decide whether to send me back to the City of Athens or whether I will remain in Parliament,” Kaklamanis, a former mayor of Athens, told Vima FM on Thursday.