The elections of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria were held on 20 January.
Bill Papastergiadis and his Koinotiki Ananeosi (Community Renewal) group were deemed to be clear winners.
“I’m not going to take any of this for granted,” Mr Papastergiadis, President of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), had told Neos Kosmos prior to the elections. “I believe that we need to work hard and demonstrate our credentials.”
The Electoral Committee appointed to conduct the elections for the new Board of Management of the Greek Community of Melbourne announced that the elections were held in accordance with the organisation’s constitution and without irregularities, on 20 January 2019.
In total, 532 members of the Community voted at the election. 20 ballots were found to be invalid. Out of the 512 valid ballots, 19 out of 25 ballots were elected.
They received the following votes: Dallas Nikos 496; Koukouvitakis Nikos 493; Iliou Tammy 490; Vlahakis Leonidas 486; Zangalis Vasso 486; Markos Theo 481; Bossinakis Jim 481; Papadopoulos Spiros 481; Papastergiadis Vasilis 478; Markos Costas 477; Pirpiris Marinis 475; Karamitos Michael 473; Georgalis Angela 471; Vasiliadis Philip 470; Costa Alexis 460; Kallianis Voula 459; Pattas Georgina 448; Sgardelis Tass 444; Sikavitsas Chris 435; Papakonstantinou Stella 188; Fifis Christos 143; Tsitas Nondas 104; Houdalakis Michalis 104; Tsirkas Christos 103; Tsakoumis Kostas 94.
The 19 members elected will meet soon. ‘