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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 14-05-20

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  • [01] Herod Atticus Odeon performances to start Sept. 1
  • [02] Final results of first round of local administration elections
  • [03] Speedboat disembarks undocumented migrants on Kos

  • [01] Herod Atticus Odeon performances to start Sept. 1

    ANA/MPA---The Athens Festival programme at the Odeon of Herod Atticus (Irodio) will open on September 1 and end on October 9, with a schedule heavy on outstanding Greek talent, sprinkled with few but internationally highly acclaimed performers including Zbigniew Preisner, Vanessa Mae, Luz Casal and dance by the Mariinsky (formerly Kirov) and Grigorovich Ballets.

    In addition, legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya has been invited to a gala on September 23 to celebrate her 90th birthday.

    The performances at the ancient theatre were approved by the Central Archaeological Council, which gave the go-ahead to 27 applications for performances and rejected 6 applications.

    [02] Final results of first round of local administration elections

    ANA-MPA -- The final count of ballots in Sunday's local government elections brought confirmation of runners-off for the second round of elections, on May 25, with all votes counted by Monday afternoon.

    Main opposition radical Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA)-supported candidate for Attica regional director Rena Dourou (23.80 pct) was ahead of incumbent Giannis Sgouros (22.11 pct).

    In the Athens mayoral election, Yiorgos Kaminis - supported by the Panhellnic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and Democratic Left (DIMAR) - was ahead of SYRIZA-supported candidate Gavriil Sakellaridis with 21.06 pct over 20 pct.

    In the Thessaloniki mayoral election, incumbent Yiannis Boutaris (PASOK and DIMAR) was ahead of Stavros Kalafatis with 36.03 pct over 26.19 pct.

    Independent candidate Yiannis Moralis (33.28 pct) in Piraeus was ahead of incumbent Vassilis Michaloliakos (31.33 pct).

    According to the Interior Ministry, official voting results for the remaining 12 regions (besides Attica), with 100 percent of the votes counted are as follows, top two candidates listed, surname first:

    Prefecture of Central Macedonia, northern Greece: Tzitzikostas Apostolos 32.79 pct, Ioannidis Yiannis 18.60 pct

    Prefecture of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, northeastern Greece: Pavlidis Georgios 34.74 pct, Giannakidis Astridis 27.56 pct

    Prefecture of Western Macedonia, northwestern Greece (88.90 pct of votes counted): Dakis Georgios 35.61 pct, Karypidis Theodoros 29.13 pct

    Prefecture of Northern Aegean, northeastern Greece (99.62 pct of votes counted): Kalogirou Christiana 31.51 pct, Giakalis Athanassios 25.88 pct

    Prefecture of Western Greece: Katsifaras Apostolos 23.06 pct, Katsaniotis Andreas 19.85 pct

    Prefecture of Epirus, northwestern Greece: Kahrimanis Alexandros 50.83 pct, elected from first round

    Prefecture of Thessaly, central Greece: Agorastos Konstantinos 42.90 pct, Tsilimingas Nikos 17.30 pct

    Prefecture of Ionian Islands, western Greece: Spyrou Spyridon 21.76 pct, Galiatsatos Theodoros 20.55 pct

    Prefecture of Crete Island, southern Greece: Arnaoutakis Stavros 41.04 pct, Tsokas Serafim 26.21 pct

    Prefecture of Southern Aegean, southeastern Greece: Hatzimarkos Georgios 35.58 pct, Maheridis Yiannis 32.33 pct

    Prefecture of Peloponnese, southwestern Greece: Tatoulis Petros 43.21 pct, Voudouris Odysseas 15.73 pct

    Prefecture of Sterea Ellada, central Greece: Bakogiannis Kostas 41.32 pct, Apostolou Evangelos 18.74 pct.

    SYRIZA candidate Rena Dourou proposed televised debate with rival for Attica region Yiannis Sgouros

    Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) candidate Rena Dourou, who will be vying for leadership of the Attica region against incumbent regional governor Yiannis Sgouros in the second round of local government elections, on Monday proposed that they hold a televised debate before the Sunday election.

    In an announcement, Dourou suggested a debate would help Attica residents be better informed on the issues ahead of the second round of elections, saying they should be held according to the format used in similar debates between political party leaders.

    Government supports Sgouros and Kaminis in the second round of elections, Kedikoglou says

    The government does not support candidates who seek to overthrow the government, government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said on Monday.

    Speaking on private TV station Mega, Kedikoglou said the government supports the candidacy of Yiannis Sgouros for the Attica region and the candidacy of Yiorgos Kaminis for the Athens municipality.

    Asked on Piraeus' election results, he said that nobody in Piraeus seeks to overthrow the government. He added that candidate Vassilis Mihaloliakos is a member of New Democracy, but nobody asks for a vote that would overthrow the government.

    [03] Speedboat disembarks undocumented migrants on Kos

    ANA/MPA---Coast Guard located and arrested thirteen undocumented migrants late Monday at the area of Psalidi on Kos island.

    According to local residents who called the local authorities, a speedboat disembarked the migrants and afterwards set sail for the Turkish coasts.

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