The background for the presidential elections is igniting with messages coming and going between parties but also allegedly interested in the presidential elections. The first ten days of next month will clarify a lot about how the political scene will move and how the lot will be set. To a large extent this will be determined by the behind-the-scenes fireballs that will precede the contacts that will be made in front of the cameras. The interest is essentially focused on two levels:
. First: How the opposition parties will move and whether they will be able to conclude a cooperation between them and who will include this cooperation.
. Second: Who will ultimately be the candidates for the presidential election and from whom will they draw support. In this equation, the biggest question mark concerns the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulidis, who, as he has repeatedly stated, will make his final decisions in March. The information states that the processes are in progress at all levels with the flirtation between AKEL and DIKO becoming more and more intense over time, through informal contacts and conversations that take place between party executives, either by phone or in person. The Parliament is mainly the place where various informal discussions have taken place so far between MPs of the two parties. In this context, there was an informal conversation, according to our information, between the leaders of the two parties. The intention, as they let it leak, is mutual and over time this idea matures into action. There has been no formal discussion about names, but unofficially some ideas have fallen on the table.
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The name of the president of DIKO, Nikola Papadopoulos, is one of them, as AKEL secretary general Stefanos Stefanou himself admitted last week in his statements that he was unofficially appointed. Beyond that, the information insists on the case of former Health Minister George Pamporidis. A name that is strongly promoted by people in Hezekiah Papaioannou and it is expected that the possibility of his support is a scenario that will play a lot, although there are strong reactions from people in the party.
All this will be presented before the Central Committee of AKEL, which will meet next Saturday, January 29, on the subject of the presidential elections. In the discussion that will take place, the framework for cooperation with opposition parties will be set and the process of the party will be restated, but at the same time, there will be a discussion for the various names that could be the common candidate for cooperation between of opposition parties.
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At the same time, in Hezekiah Papaioannou, they raise the voices of the opposition with strong criticism against the Government. The parliamentary representative of the party, George Loukaidis, visited the Athienou Health Center yesterday. “This tragic picture we have seen is another example of the tragic management carried out by the Anastasiadis-Alarm government in the Public Health Sector,” said George Loukaidis, adding that there has been a clear commitment for 6 years to framework of the Health Sector reform, for the upgrade and modernization of the Public Health Sector. “Instead, unfortunately, we see the Public Health Sector remaining at the mercy of God,” he said, assuring that AKEL will assist in the effort to staff the Athenian Medical Center. At the same time, Hezekiah Papaioannou maintains the issue of accuracy, hitting the Government daily.
As far as DIKO is concerned, these days the preparations are peaking in relation to the Political Congress of the party on February 6. Nikolas Papadopoulos reiterated yesterday in his speech on the noon show of RIK, that DIKO will be in the next government, either as a ruling or as a co-ruling party, while maintaining at the same time that power is not an end in itself for DIKO, but a purpose is the promotion of new policies for the place. He added that the DIKO candidate for the presidential elections will not be decided at the party's Political Congress, but a policy framework will be formed on which cooperation for the presidential elections will be sought. He reiterated the position that the opposition parties have priority for cooperation, but without ruling out anything.