Record number of Greek candidates in SA elections

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A record number of Greek Australians are candidates in the upcoming state elections in South Australia, which will be held on March 20. The largest number of the Greek candidates are running on a ticket with a newly formed party called Fair Land Tax (FLT) under the leadership of George Kargiotis. The FLT is campaigning against high taxation and wasteful government spending.A total of 20 Greek Australians are candidates in the South Australia elections with eight of them running on the FLT ticket alone. As for incumbent candidates, Tom Koutsantonis is running in the ALP safe seat of West Torrens. Mr Koutsantonis is also the first SA MP of Greek descent to become a Minister. Three Greek Australians are candidates for the Liberal Party, three for the Family First Party (FFP), two are standing as Independents and two candidates for the Save the Royal Adelaide Hospital Party (SRAH). The polls are suggesting that the race is very tight between the Labor Party and the Liberal Opposition.The detailed list of candidates in an alphabetical order is as follows: Apostolou Nick, FLT, Adelaide; Bouras Rita, LIB, Legislative Council; Christopoulos Adriana, ALP, Fisher; Coleman-Mastrosavas Dylan, IND, Legislative Council; Desyllas John, FLT, Mount Gambier; Haralampopoulos Andrew, FLT, Legislative Council; Kalogiannis Nick, FLT, Bright; Kargiotis George, FLT, Legislative Council; Katsaros Jim, SRAH Legislative Council; Kourtesis Maria, LIB, Bright; Koutsantonis Tom (Incumbent), ALP, West Torrens; Marantos Denes, SRAH, Florey; Morichovitis Peter, LIB, Colton; Panagaris Peter, IND, Legislative Council; Papageorgiou Jack, FFP, Chaffey; Stamos Yiannis, FLT, Colton; Theofanous Paul, FFP, Norwood; Tsekouras Harry, FLT, Mawson; Zafiriou Helen, FFP, Morphett; Zavos Jim, FLT, Newland. Neos Kosmos understands that there are also at least two more candidates who are married to Greek Australians: Vlahos Leesa, ALP, Taylor and Hamilton-Smith Martin (Incumbent), LIB, Waite.last_img read more