While the parliamentary parties have already pledged to submit to tomorrow's session of the Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs their final positions on the issue of postponing or not the Local Government elections next December, it seems that a majority is finally formed to postpone the elections, extend the term of office. municipal and community authorities until May 2024 and the simultaneous holding of the next local elections with the European elections in May 2024. According to information from “P”, the three major parties DISY, AKEL and DIKO are already oriented to this formula, which ensures the necessary majority to pass the Parliament. According to the same information, the Executive Office of DIKO has already given the green light for acceptance of this formula in the initial discussion of the issue on Monday, but left a small window for further consultations and will make its final decisions before tomorrow's session. Committee on Internal Affairs of the Parliament.
Two conditions from AKEL
In AKEL the final decisions will be taken at today's session of the Politburo, but the orientation is also in this direction, provided that the two other major parties DISY and DIKO agree and the decision to postpone the elections and extend the term. of the current local authorities will be common, at least of the three. Another condition is set by AKEL. That at the same time with the postponement of the elections there will be a joint commitment of the parties and the government, that by the end of the year not only the debate on the reform of the TA will be completed but also voted by the Parliament, so that the serial ends definitively and irrevocably of reform.
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