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Nikos Androulakis wins KINAL/PASOK leadership race with 68.42%

Nikos Androulakis has been elected the new leader of socialist party Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK). According to first results on Sunday evening, the 42-year-old politician gathered 68.42% of the 206,000 votes, while former prime minister Giorgos Papandreou received 31.58%.

Papandreou but also PM Mitsotakis called the new leader and congratulated him before the final results. Mitsotakis also invited him for a “chat” in the following days.

On the first round of leadership elections, last Sunday, a total of 270,000 participated in the vote.

Sadly, the new leader will not be able to represent the party in the Greek Parliament as he is an elected member of the European Parliament since 2014.

KINAL/PASOK is the third largest party in Greek Parliament with 22 MPs.

Will he resign from the MEP position? First analyses say “Hardly!”

Nikos Androulakis is a civil engineer by profession. His origin is from Arkalochori, Crete.

He is considered to be “moderate” – whatever this means – and he refrained to take clear position on main issues during debates with other leadership candidates.

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  1. It would be interesting to know the difference in annual income (including allowances and after taxes) between a member to the EU parliament and the Greek parliament.