He does not trap his party in advance choices, the priority is the cooperation of the opposition parties, there is difficulty for a cooperation with DISY and because the Alarm has already made its decisions, but also because as a ruling party it has “the absolute responsibility “for the bad governance, in the case of DISAKEL he talks about the” then leadership “of the Left party, he admits that he speaks informally with Stefanos Stefanou – but not with Averof Neophytou. These are some of the main points of the interview given to “Politis” by the president of the Democratic Party, Nikolas Papadopoulos, who spoke exclusively about the processes regarding the 2023 presidential elections, avoiding to enter the nomenclature.
Asked about the criteria that will be taken into account in relation to the collaborations, but also the selection of the presidential candidate, Mr. Papadopoulos – referring to “the valuable government experience of the party from the successful DIKO governments of the past” – stood on the party's ability to listen to the society and to form modern, feasible and flexible proposals that support the middle class, the Cypriot society and the Cypriot economy. “The positions of the Democratic Party do not change. What is legitimate and right to do, in the context of cooperation for the presidential elections, is not for the parties to change their positions, but to compose a framework of common positions with respect for the disagreements of both sides. “Good partnerships are built when there is mutual respect and recognition of disagreements and not when attempts are made to hide them,” he added.
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