Greek-Aussies Chase Federal Seats

australia eklogesThe number of candidates of Greek origin in the elections for the new House of Representatives and Senate in Australia, which will take place on September 7, reaches 17.

It is estimated that the three Greek-Australian MPs and the two senators will be re-elected, while there are some possibilities for other Greek-Australian candidates.

An almost certain re-election is considered for the candidates:
Maria Vamvakinou, Australian Labor Party, Calwell Electorate in Victoria.
Sophie Mirabella Panopoulos, Indi Electorate in Victoria, who will possibly maintain it, despite the relevant concerns expressed, and if the Coalition wins the elections she will undertake a ministry in the Abbott government.
Steve Georganas, Australian Labor Party, Hindmarsh Electorate, who is expected to be re-elected.

In the Federal Senate of Australia, the following candidates are expected to be re-elected:
Arthur Sinodinos, Liberal Party, senator of New South Wales, who is expected to become minister if the Conservatives prevail.
Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia, who is expected to be re-elected.

Other Greek-Australian candidate MPs in various Australian states are:
George Souris, Liberal Party, Batman Electorate in Victoria.
Peter Vassiliou, Rise Up Australia Party, Hotham Electorate in Victoria.
Melanie Vassiliou, Rise Up Australia Party, Chisholm Electorate in Victoria.
Nickolas Varvaris, Liberal Party of Australia, Barton Electorate in New South Wales.
Costas Goumas, Citizens Electoral Council, Eden-Monaro Electorate in New South Wales.
Manny Poularas, Christian Democratic Party, McMahon Electorate in New South Wales.
Maree Canas, Australian Christians, Pearce Electorate in West Australia.
Liah Lazarou, Socialist Alliance, Adelaide Electorate in South Australia.
Peter Freeleagus, Australian Labor Party, Capricornia Electorate in Queensland.

Other Greek-Australian candidate senators are:
Bill Koutalianos, No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics, New South Wales.
Papafotiou Frank, Australian Christians, Victoria.
Gerry Georgatos, The Wikileaks Party, West Australia.