Geroulanos officially announces candidacy for Athens mayor


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.