The respectful behavior of three candidates for Athens mayor
At a time when cynicism and divisions are prevalent in Greece, many will choose to ignore or minimize the support offered to Costas Bakoyannis, who is running for mayor of Athens, by his rival candidates Pavlos Geroulanos and Nasos Iliopoulos following the attack on the former's campaign kiosk in central Athens.
And those same people may also underestimate the way Bakoyannis himself reacted to that support.
The kiosk in front of the Old Parliament was vandalized by anarchists who also shouted slogans in favor of convicted November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas. Bakoyannis' father, Pavlos, was assassinated by Koufodinas in 1989.
Geroulanos and Iliopoulos visited the kiosk in an act of solidarity. Commenting on the vulgar slogans sprayed on the kiosk about Bakoyannis' father and the damage caused, Geroulanos said that "the Athens we want, the Athens of tomorrow,...