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The name of the deputy president of DIKO Christiana Erotokritou is now officially on the negotiating table for the presidential elections in the discussions between Nikolas Papadopoulos and Stefanos Stefanou, with several prospects for a positive outcome for the cooperation. As “F” revealed last Sunday, the president of DIKO seems to have a counter-proposal to the preliminary rejection of his own name by AKEL. This proposal concerns Christiana Erotokritou, whose name we possessed, but for tactical reasons we did not reveal. According to our secure information, the vice president of DIKO is ready if she is called to enter the battle, in the context of a cooperation between the two parties for a change of government and according to the same information, she has already been fired upon. In fact, sources from the DIKO environment noted that if there is finally an agreement for Christiana Erotokritou, it will be a clear and honest proposal to society for change.
From AKEL's point of view, so far there is no reaction to the possibility of discussing the name of the deputy president of DIKO as a possible candidate. This will also be discussed, when and if it is officially raised by DIKO. However, sources from Hezekiah Papaioannou do not see the possibility negatively moving in the logic of “why not”. Sunday's article “F” was also the subject of commentary in the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, which due to the absence of Christiana Erotokritou was chaired by DIKO MP Chrysis Pantelidis, with members of the Committee joking if her absence has anything to do with scenario for a proposal to be the joint candidate. It is recalled that as a scenario, the name of Christiana Erotokritou had been heard in the consultations for the Presidency of the Parliament, as a joint candidate for a collaboration again between AKEL and DIKO. The scenario of the cooperation between the two parties did not go forward then.
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At AKEL, the issue of the presidential elections and any developments that are expected to be discussed at the next meeting of the Politburo, which usually meets every Friday. A discussion without nomenclature took place as we were informed last Friday. At the AKEL leadership level, as we are informed, other alternatives are being considered as possible candidates for cooperation. The names of Giannis Panagiotou, former president of NEDIK, have been added to the names that have already seen the light of day. A name that had played as a scenario of a common candidate for the mayor of Nicosia in the municipal elections that did not take place after a decision to postpone the elections in the context of the reform of the Local Government.
However, the possibility of a proposal by DIKO with the name of the party's deputy president Christiana Erotokritou, essentially creates new data as the case seems to find a positive response from members of the AKEL leadership and does not leave much room for rejection of the proposal. Party circles even noted that if Christiana's name is put down, it is essentially “locked” by AKEL, which will not have a substantial reason for rejecting her. The vice president of DIKO has the quality characteristics that both sides set for the common candidate. She is clean, honest, has experience and knowledge of politics and has submitted writing samples with her work to the Finance Committee with a very positive sign. She is also young and with positive signs of cooperation during her parliamentary presence.
Nikolas Papadopoulos, on the other hand, seems ready to make the move in order to send the message that he will do everything in his power to succeed in the cooperation of the two opposition parties, which is the primary goal of DIKO. Secondly, both Nikolas Papadopoulos himself and other members of the party's leading pyramid, despite the fact that there is a trend in DIKO that favors Nikos Christodoulidis, do not want to reach a choice that does not represent the change that is required. . Especially when they will be able to justify a choice which will be in essence, as in the case of Averof Neophytos, the continuation of the rule of Nikos Anastasiadis. The scenario of support of the former Foreign Minister as an alternative option in case of failure of the cooperation remains of course on the table.
The issue of the presidential elections will be discussed today at the Secretariat at DIKO, during which Nikolas Papadopoulos is expected to inform members for all developments, including the meeting he had with Marinos Sizopoulos last week. This week he is expected to have a meeting with the president of the Ecologists Charalambos Theopemptou, while the meeting with Stefanos Stefanou will probably take place next week. & Nbsp;