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Androulakis tops first round in Movement for Change leadership contest

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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.