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Newly-elected Athens mayor Costas Bakoyannis, scion of one of Greece's most powerful political families, took his oath of office Sunday pledging to turn the crisis-battered capital into "a safe, clean and bright" European metropolis. "Over the next four years I pledge to be a servant to Athenians," the 41-year-old told a crowd of supporters at the ceremony. A decade apart in age, uncle and nephew have made Greek political history by simultaneously holding two of the country's leading political posts.


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