Newly-elected Attica Regional Governor Yiannis Sgouros said in a statement on Sunday night that the first elected regional governor of Attica feels the weight of his responsibility and thanked the citizens of Attica who came forth to the ballot box.

He added that he respects the option of those who decided "consciously to abstain from this election process" and added that "tonight I do not feel a winner, I feel vindicated because I remained steadfast in my position in this process."