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Municipal Elections, 2023: New electoral system but "Kallikrati" – Nominations will be submitted 3 months before elections

The government restores the electoral system instituted by PASOK and Giannis Ragousis with an advisor then and the current Deputy Minister of Interior Theodore Livanios,… …..

particularly, as he said yesterday, via teleconference, 8the Conference Conference of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece with the Regional Union of Municipalities of Central Macedonia Mr.. Lebanese, the majority of them return 3/5 for the mayor's party, provided by "Kallikratis". The only "discount" he discusses, as he said it is, "If someone gets a very small percentage in the first round and is finally elected mayor, to have one seat less, even symbolically, I give an example, or something similar ".

It is pointed out that with "Kallikrates", there were cases of mayors who in the first round received 20-25% and, finally, they had a majority 60% to the city council.

It is reminded that in the 7th, via teleconference, pre-conference of KEDE, with digital "hosts" the PED of Epirus and Western Macedonia, Mr.. The Lebanese had announced that he was ending his last-minute candidacies: They will be filed, most, no 20 days but more than three months before the local elections, namely, such as, he had said, "until 30 June".

The position of the deputy minister in detail (in the 6:25:45):
So we said that the simple analog is abolished.
In the next elections, the mayor who will be elected will have a majority. And it will have a majority that will be against rule the 3/5 – 2/5.
Probably, I say an idea, a thought, if one gets a very small percentage in the first round and is finally elected mayor, to have one seat less, even symbolically, I give an example, or something similar.
But the core and the vast majority of Mayors who are elected with a percentage in the second round, will have the 3/5 of the city council.

The following are characteristic excerpts from the intervention of Th. Livanios, which you can watch in its entirety from 6:14:48 until 6:35:16 here :

« (…) In closing I will say 3 things about the electoral system.

So we said that the simple analog is abolished.

So in the next elections the Mayor to be elected will have a majority.

And it will have a majority which it will be as a rule 3/5 – 2/5.

Probably, I say an idea, a thought, if someone gets a very small percentage in the first round and is finally elected Mayor, to have one seat less, even symbolically, I give an example, or something similar.

But the core and the vast majority of Mayors who are elected with a percentage in the second round, will have the 3/5 of the Municipal Council.

And we do this for a reason, I say it again: if we ask 100 passers-by out here in Athens, who won the Municipal elections in May 2019, the 100, if not the 100 the 99 Bakoyannis will say, for example, The 1 will say the Association "Athens High". The face of the Mayor is so strong in the electoral process, which must also have the necessary majority to be judged in the end.

(…) communities. First. THE 3463 when he speaks of Municipalities and Communities he means the Communities that existed before Kapodistrias. Their 900 Municipalities and 134 communities. It does not mean, obviously, the Communities which were established with Cleisthenes. Renaming them to Municipalities by Municipal Communities was a politically unacceptable act, in order to create impressions and revival of the era before Kapodistrias. Clearly. It was intended to confuse the administrative structure within. Even the verbal matters. The verbal Community and the title President of the Community had a de facto creation of the Communities that existed before Kapodistrias. Of 6.500 Communities.

So let's get to the real questions.

In the large Communities - we will see the population limit- must be on the Mayor's ballot, Yes or No ; And to put it another way, the Mayor in the large Communities must have the tool to exercise power and have better functioning structures ; I think that KEDE at its Conference also 2018 he said yes, was against independent ballots, yes it must be on the Mayor's ballot. I think life has shown that it is better.

I prefer, because I hear the argument that young people have entered the Communities, I want the new people in the Municipal Council, I want the Deputy Mayors, I want the Mayors, I want them Presidents, I am happy to see new Mayors, when I see young kids getting involved, when I see new Deputy Mayors, to trust and in positions of responsibility new General Secretaries. (…) I am generally against age racism, everyone needs and all teams need, in the end the people will judge them.

Now from there on down, because now we discussed e.g.. for the Basilicas they have 4.000 people, if you tell me a village that has 100 residents how it will be elected, we will find there too a way to be elected as they are elected. (…) »

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