Thursday, July 18 2024

Androulakis tops first round in Movement for Change leadership contest


European Parliament lawmaker Nikos Androulakis has won the first round of the race for the leadership of the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL) party.


Androulakis, 42, will face former Prime Minister George Papandreou, 69, in a runoff next Sunday.

With over 90% of the votes counted, Androulakis was leading Papadreou, 37.06% to 27.78%. MP Andreas Loverdos, 65, was third with 25.95%. Loverdos conceded late Sunday.


KINAL officials said the turnout of party members and friends reached nearly 268,000, more than the 217,000 that voted in the last leadership contest, in 2017.