ND Chooses Greek MEP for Attica Governor Candidacy


New Democracy chose the MEP, Giorgos Koumoutsakos, to be the party’s candidate in the upcoming local elections for the post of Attica’s governor.

The decision was taken on Tuesday, February 25,when the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met Mr. Koumoutsakos in Strasbourg. The New Democracy’s MEP accepted the proposal of Greece’s coalition government leader, Antonis Samaras, and said to his inner circle that he looks forward for the new challenge that lies ahead of him.  The Greek Prime Minister seems to hold Mr. Koumoutsakos  in very high regard and appreciates his skills and his work as MEP.

Giorgos Koumoutsakos was born in Athens in 1961. He is MEP with the Group of the European’s People Party as he was elected to the European Parliament in 2009.

Lately, there were many in the interior of New Democracy’s party who believed that the conservative party should support the current Head of the region of Attica, Giannis Sgouros.  However, the Minister of Interior, Giannis Michelakis expressed he was strongly opposed to such a move from New Democracy as he characterized Mr. Sgouros “as an unsuccessful governor.”  Giannis Sgouros was elected as Attica’s governor in 2009 with PASOK’s support and has already expressed his will to be re-elected.