As a result of yesterday's elections in Greece, 91-year-old World War II heavyweight Manolis Glezos has been voted into European Parliament.
The War hero will be joined in Strasbourg and Brussels by 2004 Euro Cup soccer coach Theodoros Zagorakis. The official counting of electoral ballots is being administered today, while Glezos has currently gained a substantial amount of votes compared to other SYRIZA candidates. The veteran was included as a SYRIZA candidate at the very last moment, that resulted in forfeiting his Greek Parliament seat.
SYRIZA will elect an additional five MEPs. The individuals predicted to win are: Sofia Sakorafa, Dimitris Papadimoulis, Constantina Kuneva, Giorgos Katrougalos and Constantinos Chrysogonos.
The leading New Democracy candidate is former Merchant Marine Miniser Manolis Kefaloyiannis. The four other candidates set to be included in Brussels are: Maria Spyraki, Eliza Vozemberg, Giorgos Kyrtsos and Zagorakis.
Extremely right-winged party Golden Dawn has three elected MEP's that contain: Eleftherios Synadinos, Lambros Fontoulis and Giorgos Epitideios. It appears that PASOK will elect previous MEP Eva Kaili and party secretary Nikos Androulakis.
In its first election, To Potami scored two seats in the European Parliament, with Giorgos Grammatikakis and Miltiadis Kyrkos. The Communist Party also has two MEPs that are Constantinos Papadakis and Sotiris Zarianopoulos. Independent Greeks has one sole delegate that will be sworn in to European Parliament, that is former MP Notis Maris.