Three Australian Cypriots to contest upcoming election in South Australia

South Australia’s election campaign is well underway revealing very different approaches from the two major parties who are trying to influence this year’s result as South Australians head to the polls on March 19, 2022.

There will be three Cypriots contesting in the upcoming elections in South Australia.


SA Labor has preselected Paul Alexandrides as their candidate to contest the seat of Colton.

Growing up in West Beach, the father of two is a small business owner and has strong ties to the community, attending West Beach Primary and Henley High schools.

Paul is the son of Greek Cypriot migrants. Together with his wife Stella he started his own business in 2009, a refrigerated transport logistics business, which he is still running today.


Olivia Savvas grew up in the North East where she still lives.

She is a local councillor and is stepping up for the North East contesting the seat of Newland on behalf of the SA Labor party.


Andrea Michaels is the State Member of Parliament for the seat of Enfield.

Andrea is the Shadow Minister for Small and Family Business, Consumer and Business Affairs, Planning and Urban Development, and Housing.

Andrea’s family fled war-torn Cyprus in 1974, landing in South Australia in 1976 when she was just 11 months old. Andrea’s family arrived with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Andrea is a proud mother of two boys, Sebastian and Charlie.

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