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Fierce competition between Bakoyannis and Doukas for Athens municipality in the context of the PASOK leadership candidacy

Fierce competition between Bakoyannis and Doukas for Athens municipality in the context of the PASOK leadership candidacy

A fierce political conflict broke out between Athens’ current mayor, Haris Doukas, and his predecessor, Kostas Bagoyiannis, when Mr. Bagoyiannis proposed that Dougas transfer his responsibilities to the vice mayor. He is a candidate for the leadership of PASOK.

The response from the mayor and PASOK presidential candidate was immediate. “I understand that Mr. Bagoyiannis is very interested in the internal party processes of PASOK. You are interested enough to write articles, Mr. Bagoyannis. So I say it is very important to write about Athens,” Harris Dougas said at the beginning.

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“We don’t walk around with known results Mr. Bagoyannis, we go out every day and solve problems. In the schools you left to your fate, we repair them, in the playgrounds you opened without an operating certificate, in the streets for cleanliness. So don’t point the finger at us,” said the mayor of Athens. emphasized.

And he added: “I have to participate in democratic processes and no one has the right to point fingers at me for my political beliefs and my struggle. I am here everyday, I am fighting for the municipality and we are making all efforts with passion. And we all have to face responsibility for what we say.”

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“Other words for loving one another”, countered Kostas Bagoyiannis, stressing that Toukas’ pre-election campaign for PASOK’s internal party elections in October will have negative consequences for the municipality and the city.

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“If Mr. Doukas doesn’t really understand the consequences of not having a mayor in his municipality, we have a big problem. If he acts like he doesn’t, we have an even bigger one. Anyway, unfortunately, Athenians already understand that,” he said.

“And since arrogance will not allow Mr. Duke to recognize our right and our duty to care for our city, tell me when he allows us to care?” “Before or after he started talking to God?”, Kostas Bagoyiannis said characteristically.