Sunday, 25 May 2014

Skiathos decides ...

Today is the final vote, the run off in the Mayoral election campaign ...

Its between the old and the new, the 'old gunfighter' and the 'new sharpshooter'.


                                                   

Between 7am and 7pm they will be facing each other down at the school, avoiding eye contact as they canvass last second support.

The show down takes place in Papadamatis street between 7pm and 9pm ...


The loosing candidates do not seem to have, published support for any candidate. However as near to an endorsement is the following quote ...

'Think seriously and do not sell your vote and this Sunday to anyone who come to buy. Sincerely, Manolis Paschalis'

So is Skiathos going to vote for the old guy, or the new guy. A return to the old ways, or forward with the new way. I hope the people of Skiathos get out, and vote like they did last week. Especially the young people, Its very important for their future, they are the future.

SWMBO and I will be off to cast our votes later today. Like I have said to friends, and my own countrymen who are entitled to vote. Its no good complaining for the next five years about the outcome, if you do not bother spending a few minutes of your time, taking part in the process.

Pappa Yorgos is ringing the bells at Tries Hieraches right now at 6:30am. Later it will be 'for whom the bell tolls' at the ballot box. I hope tonight the result means that Skiathos looks forward to the future, and not back to the past ...

Afternoon update:

A very warm humid day here on the rock. It seems to be keeping people away from the voting station at the school. Its a lot less busy than last week. There are three ballots, EU, Prefecture and Local Mayor. I as a resident can take part in EU, and Local Mayor.

15:41hrs local - Skiathian cast his vote for Mayor of Skiathos ...
Results expected at around 2200hrs this evening ...

Evening update:
21:16hrs local - Looks like the Skiathos Mayor will be Dimitris Prevanzanos ...

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