Mid-term elections in the USA: The Greek diaspora once again strong in Congress – All faces

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The results of the US midterm elections will allow in the Greek diaspora to have, once again, a strong presence in Congress and in state authorities. At all levels of the federal government, as well as at the local level, many expatriate as well as Philhellenic politicians managed to be re-elected or elected for the first time to public office.

House of Representatives and Senate

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In any case, his election is considered pivotal for Greece, as he has supported legislative initiatives such as the Turkish F-16 amendment.

Greece, however, gains another ally in Congress. It’s about the son of Philhellenic Bob Menendezthe head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who shares the same name as his father: he was elected in New Jersey.

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Further developments are awaited Dina Tituswho faces a tough race in Nevada in her bid for re-election.

The Republican Alec Skarlatos he ultimately failed to get elected in Oregon.


At the state level, Alexis Giannoulias makes a vigorous return to public life by occupying the Illinois Department of the Interior. This is a promising Greek-American, whose path is interesting, according to the Athens News Agency. In New York, they were re-elected to the state Senate Andrew Gounardis and Michalis Giannaris.

In Florida, the expatriate Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Christ defeated by Republican Gov. Ron DeSandis.

Source: News Beast

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