The chapter George Pamporidis closes permanently for AKEL and in Hezekiah Papaioannou they shuffle the deck again, writing and erasing names that could fall on the negotiating table with DIKO. In this context, there seems to be an intention on the part of AKEL to downgrade the position for exclusion of party leaders, in order to maintain the bridges of conciliation with DIKO, so that a dialogue can proceed that can have a positive outcome in name issue.
As we are informed, after the strong reactions from a large portion of the AKEL people and the episode created by the public statements of MP Irini Charalambidou that he does not believe that Hezekiah Papaioannou could think of supporting an alarm for the President of the Republic other margins for party leadership. Although until the middle of the week the name of George Pamporidis was maintained as a possible choice, nevertheless yesterday the issue was finally settled, as in addition to the reactions in AKEL, the reactions in the DIKO camp were also strong. Therefore, there was no reason to let the whole debate continue causing harm to both the party itself and the co-operation efforts. It is noted that earlier this week a campaign was launched to deconstruct the former Minister of Health as a possible candidate by disseminating electronic excerpts of his old posts in which he expressed positions against AKEL and DIKO.
What we are learning as information is that a discussion started on Thursday about new names that could be dialogue options for cooperation with DIKO, as the pursuit of creating an opposition front remains a priority. In this context, as we are informed, some cases of people who have not seen the light of day have been proposed before the leadership of AKEL.
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From Hezekiah Papaioannou, what is coming out now is the willingness to discuss all scenarios with DIKO, not excluding even the name of Nikolas Papadopoulos, although the position remains that the effort will be facilitated if the names of their leaders are not on the table. parties. The information even states that AKEL is ready to support a person from the center-left to the center-right and is ready to listen to various suggestions from DIKO.
The secretary general of AKEL, Stefanos Stefanou, who was a guest on “Sigma” on Thursday night, stated that the Central Committee showed the preference not to let the party leaders come forward. “To facilitate, we said to avoid the names of party leaders. It is not in the sense of pre-exclusion of both Averof Neophytos and Nikos Christodoulidis. When that time comes, we will also talk about the faces “. He replied that in the meetings he had with Nikolas Papadopoulos, neither of them had the authority to discuss names. He added that both parties put the same grade in this government and must find a way to change.
From DIKO's point of view, everyone is waiting for tomorrow's party congress. There are currently three trends in the party. The first to ask for a candidate Nikolas Papadopoulos either in collaboration with AKEL, or with other parties or even as an autonomous descent. The second, which supports the scenario of supporting an independent candidacy of Nikos Christodoulidis in the context of a collaboration with opposition parties beyond AKEL. The third trend supports the position of cooperation with AKEL with or without Nikolas Papadopoulos as a candidate. The president of DIKO, who was a guest at RIK on Thursday night, stated that the priority for his party is the change in the government of the place and for that he will have a dialogue, first with the opposition parties and mainly AKEL. He added that he does not rule out anyone as a possible candidate, nor the autonomous descent in the presidential elections. He stressed, at the same time, that the goal is to select a candidate who will be eligible and will unite the cooperating parties.
Referring to the possibility of supporting Nikos Christodoulidis or George Pamporidis, Mr. Papadopoulos said that for DIKO it does not matter that they served as ministers in the Anastasiadis government, but the political positions they will present.
Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. The Democratic Congress of the Democratic Party will take place at the Municipal Theater of Strovolos in Nicosia. The conference is held in a hybrid manner, ie with a mixed physical and online presence of the participants, due to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic management measures.
1. The Conference is divided into two parts: the first part which will be open to the media and the second part which will be internal. The first part, which will be open to the media, includes a speech by Nikolas Papadopoulos, a presentation of an internal party referendum and a short greeting from the President of the S&D, Iratxe García Pérez. The Political Declaration will also be presented.
The mechanism of Pindar comes out
In the Democratic Alarm, they continue their dynamic course towards society, developing a dialogue with the party base. The party president and first-class members of the party, as well as government ministers, are in the front line. Aim to convey the message of sympathy and solidarity around the candidacy of Averof Neophytou.
Yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture, Costas Kadis, was invited to comment on the rumors that wanted him to resign from his position and to support the candidacy of Nikos Christodoulidis. The Minister, who was a guest on Alpha's noon show, stated that he remains committed to the implementation of the government work of the Ministry of Agriculture.
“Everyone can say whatever they want. I would not like to comment on anything more, I am telling you what is valid today. “I remain committed to the implementation of the government project in consultation with the President of the Republic, with whom we have talked and we have agreed that we will proceed with the implementation of the major issues that we have planned”, he stated characteristically.