Election 2023: The spin-offs, winners and losers of the new census

Election 2023: The spin-offs, winners and losers of the new census

In the Basin of Attica, the most changes in the seats – An important role will be played by the number of parties that will get 3%

By Antonis Anzoletou

The changes that occurred in the 14 regions of the country due to the final results of the census have come under the microscope of the parties, but also of the candidates themselves. The simple analogy with which the elections will be held changes the facts anyway. If New Democracy is the first party to achieve the “158” in July 2019, it will see a significant decrease on the first Sunday of the elections. Both SYRIZA and PASOK will be favored. Of course, in the event that the polls are not confirmed, a total redistribution of seats is expected. The number of parties that will pass 3% will also play a decisive role. The candidates, however, seem to be making their calculations based on the second ballots, as the polls show that the most likely scenario is that another extremely critical electoral contest will follow.

Most of the changes come in the Attica basin. In the Northern sector, where a headquarters will be added, the first force will probably collect it. This means that Nikos Papathanasis, which is the new strong card from New Democracy, does not worry the already seven MPs of the current majority. In Western Athens, a headquarters also facilitates the work of Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Yiannis Loverdos. In 2019, Kyriakos Mitsotakis had chosen the specific region in which two more strong names will now descend. Michalis Chrysochoidis and Maria Syregela. In Western Athens, in 2019, SYRIZA managed to cut the thread first. In a popular area of ​​Attica, the official opposition is investing in widening the gap with New Democracy, which had reached 8.9% three and a half years ago. For this reason, he has recruited the first two in votes from the conference, Efi Ahtsioglou and Rena Dourou, in order to increase the shares of SYRIZA.

Eastern Attica won two seats and it is possible that one will go to the first and the other to the third party. The election of the four current MPs of the blue faction is made significantly more difficult by the descent of Sofia Zaharakis and Stelios Petsas. In the PASOK apart from Eastern Attica, they believe that both additional seats in the Northern and Southern sectors of Athens can be contested.

“Beans are counted” for Athens A, which loses a seat. Konstantinos Bogdanos is no longer part of the New Democracy party, with Kyriakos Pierrakakis claiming a place in the six (seven in 2019) that will be elected by the party of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, if of course it cuts the thread first in this region. For SYRIZA, the game is tough, as Nasos Iliopoulos is the new loud entry on the ballots that will threaten Nikos Voutsis, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, Nikos Fili and Christoforos Bernardakis. Angeliki Adamopoulou from MeRA25 is also expected to enter politics there. In First Piraeus, Domna Michailidou has entered the pre-election game strongly for the ruling party and in combination with the seat that is lost, the ballot box in one of the two regions of the country’s largest port is on fire. In the bipartisan, now Arta, neither Olga Gerovasilis from SYRIZA nor Giorgos Stylios from New Democracy are worried, as PASOK will be the loser from this change. It is recalled that 3.5 years ago Harilaou Trikoupi elected Nikos Gokas. It goes without saying that all the current MPs will not succeed in being elected if a new strong candidate succeeds in “dethroning” them.

His goal SYRIZA it is the conquest of the first. For this the planning includes the coexistence of several “tops” in the same district, who will have to “run” if they want to be elected. A typical example is the Northern Sector of Athens, where in 2019 SYRIZA had lost by 17 points to the N.D. As we mentioned above, one seat won from the new census will go to the first party. Therefore, the current MPs Euclides Tsakalotos, Costas Zachariadis, Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou and Giorgos Katrougalos are “threatened”, if they do not win the “blue” faction, by Panos Skourletis, but also by the actor Marios Athanasiou, who will, among others, run for office in this district . With the same attention to SYRIZA, they are compiling the party’s lists in the single-party lists, which are now nine, as Kastoria and Thesprotia have been added. This means that Olympia Teligioridou and Marios Katsis, respectively, will have to win their prefectures to be in the next Parliament.
It is obvious that Kozani, which had five seats and lost one, the “4+1” that applied to the first party will become “3+1”. Something similar may also apply to Magnesia, which lost one seat and was left with five. There is, of course, the possibility that SYRIZA the two MPs who got the ticket for the Parliament in the previous elections (Alexandros Meikopoulos, Katerina Papanatsiou) will be pressured. In the former hexahedral region of Serres, the one loss that will occur will probably “squeeze” one of the blue players Costas Karamanlis, Fotini Arabatzis, Tassos Hatzivasiliou and Theofilos Leontaridis.

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