What is organic farming?
Put simply, organic farming is an agricultural system that seeks to provide you, the consumer, with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems

Monday, November 15, 2010

Voter abstention, tight races dominate local gov't election

      (ANA-MPA) -- Voter abstention, expected to reach a record high for Greek elections, dominated the political landscape on Sunday during the second round of municipal and regional elections around the country. In the regional elections, voter participation was given at 46.5 percent, although blank and void ballots totaled a significant 11.3 percent of the vote, as opposed to 61 percent and 9.1 percent in the first round, respectively.

    At roughly 9 p.m., ruling PASOK party-backed candidates were expected to pick up eight out of the 13 regions, including two won in the first round and the Attica (greater Athens) region.
        In one of the tightest races in memory for the Athens municipality, the country's largest, newcomer Giorgos Kaminis was expected to win the mayor’s race over incumbent Nikitas Kaklamanis by a slim margin. Even closer was the race in Thessaloniki between Costas Gioulekas, backed by main opposition New Democracy and PASOK-backed Yiannis Boutaris, with pollsters shying away from a prediction until all of the ballots are counted.
    Former ND MP Vassilis Mihaloliakos was expected to win in the port city of Piraeus over outgoing Piraeus prefect Yiannis Mihas, while Ioannis Dimaras was posting a slim lead over his PASOK-backed challenger in the western port city of Patras. ΑΝΑ-ΜPA file photo.

More at ANA-MPA

No comments: