Thursday, May 11, 2023

Communist-backed Panspoudastiki KS triumphs again in Greece's university student elections!

Another back-to-back electoral triumph for the Communist-backed "Panspoudastiki KS" (All Student Cooperation Movement), which emerged first in the nationwide student elections held on Wednesday 10 May throughout the country's universities and technological institutes. 
The victory of Panspoudastiki KS comes just 10 days before the Parliamentary Elections that are due to take place on May 21.

For another year, thousands of students supported the lists of Panspoudastiki thus giving a significant boost for the regroupment of the students movement, especially during a period when the conservative New Democracy (ND) government tries to implement reactionary reforms in Education. 

More specifically, in 255 from 272 departments, Panspoudastiki KS receives 35.15%.  The pro-governmental, right-wing DAP has received 26.36% and the social democratic PASP 9.67%. Leftist list EAAK-AREN gains 9.42%, while SYRIZA-backed Diktyo is at just 2.41% (click here for live results).

In 2022, Panspoudastiki KS had received 34.07% and DAP 27.69%. 

Following the announcement of the first results on Wednesday night, hundreds of students gathered at the Athens Polytechnic in order to celebrate the electoral victory. 

The victory of Panspoudastiki KS is "a message of hope and optimism", underlines in a statement the Secretary of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) Thodoris Kotsantis, adding that the great victory "is a clear warning to the current and every subsequent government that they will find students determined to face the attack on their rights!".