The president of DIKO, Nikolas Papadopoulos, welcomes the support of Nikos Christodoulidis, who is running as an independent candidate for the 2023 Presidential Elections.
< p> The former Foreign Minister after the Green Movement, today, also had an official meeting with the leadership of the Democratic Party under Nikolas Papadopoulos, where they officially opened the debate on the upcoming Presidential, although rumors have long said that the DIKO is ready to support Mr. Christodoulidis, but he himself clarifies that he is an independent candidate.
The meeting was followed by statements with Nikolas Papadopoulos initially stating that “in the context of the latest decision of the Executive Office of the Democratic Party, he continues his contacts with parties and independent candidates to explore the possibility of cooperation for the upcoming Presidential Elections.” em>
In this context, said Mr. Papadopoulos, “today we had the opportunity to have a very constructive and interesting discussion with the independent candidate Mr. Nikos Christodoulidis who met with the Secretariat of the party and we had the opportunity to hear his basic proposals, the basic positions he has formed in the framework of principles during the drafting of his election program “.
We had the opportunity, noted the president of DIKO, to exchange views on many issues that concern the people and society today, such as the management of the economy to deal with accuracy, the treatment of immigration, the upgrading of the National Guard and of course the Cypriot management. It was a very interesting discussion where Mr. Christodoulidis was asked to answer questions of the Secretariat on specific program positions.
We have said it many times and I will repeat it one more time, said Mr. Papadopoulos, emphasizing that “in these presidential elections the society will be called to answer the question, which person do we want to be the President of our country in the next 5 years “.
I believe that Nikos Christodoulidis has the characteristics to be a possible answer to this question. But for us it is not only the quality features that matter. The positions and the political proposals are important, so we have agreed to continue this dialogue to see if there can be progress in this chapter, that is, the program positions.
As we have already informed, said the president of DIKO, the Central Committee of the Democratic Party will take its own final decisions in relation to the presidential elections in the coming days.
Finally he said that “I would like to thank once again yes friend Nikos because he attended today a special session of the Secretariat, he took time to develop his own program positions “.
For his part, the independent candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Nikos Christodoulidis pointed out that “In the context of the ongoing dialogue with the civil society with personalities with parties that have not made decisions regarding the Presidential Elections, today I had the opportunity to discuss with the Secretariat of the Democratic Party, I had the opportunity to develop the ideological-political framework with which I walked in civil society, the results that emerge through this dialogue with civil society, the basic principles, the pillars and the priorities of the program under development “.
I had , said Mr. Christodoulidis, the opportunity to answer several questions that were asked about issues that on the one hand affect the daily lives of citizens and on the other hand you understand issues of particular importance such as the Cyprus issue, defense issues, immigration, economy issues, You realize that we are in a difficult situation.
The independent candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, thanked the President of the Republic Party and the Secretariat staff for this opportunity. “The dialogue will continue so that a very specific program based on the basic principles, pillars and priorities that emerge through this ongoing dialogue is presented to the Cypriot people as soon as possible,” Christodoulidis concluded.