The political scene regarding the 2023 presidential elections remains extremely fluid, with the data changing depending on the developments. What has emerged in recent days is the resumption of the scenario of support for an independent candidacy of former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis by DIKO, in the context of a collaboration with EDEK to which they believe that will be added, if not officially, unofficially the based on DIPA, creating a strong alternative proposal for the presidential elections. A scenario that some see as victorious even without the support of one of the two major parties.
But in this scenario, even if Nikos Christodoulidis is not in the second round of elections, DIKO will have another chance with the choice it will make to achieve its goal of being either a government or a co-government in 2023 A discussion that has been erupting lately after the intention on the part of AKEL to remove the party leaders from the dialogue, hence the name of Nikolas Papadopoulos.
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Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. To the dynamics, as they claim, could be added the centrifugal forces from the Democratic Alarm, from which they believe that Nikos Christodoulidis can extract a significant percentage. To these data is added the assessment that a Christodoulidis candidacy could collect votes even from AKEL members or the wider Left. It is even pointed out that from the moment that the leadership of Hezekiah Papaioannou maintains or at least does not deny a scenario of support for George Pamporidis, it rewards the election of Christodoulidis for a portion of the party's voters, although the Central Committee has excluded the latter by name.
In this scenario, of course, the same question remains in relation to Nikolas Papadopoulos. Could the president of DIKO accept the scenario of supporting Nikos Christodoulidis, as a potential candidate who, if he wins the elections, will most likely be the President of two terms? Would the president of DIKO want a frontal conflict with both DISY and AKEL? These are valid questions and for which the party president himself has not yet expressed himself even to his closest associates. Certainly, the ideal scenario for him would be to support his candidacy in the context of a collaboration with AKEL, in which EDEK could easily coexist. However, with the data as they currently have it is remote as a script. Therefore, since he will not be the same and on the horizon does not appear so far any alternative option that could unite the base of both AKEL and DIKO, can not but enter the table and an alternative scenario.
The case of Pamporidis seems to have huge reactions from the base of DIKO, as of course in the case of AKEL. Therefore, based on the position that Nikolas Papadopoulos himself has often expressed, that “DIKO will be a government or co-government in 2023” all scenarios could play. Some even point out the fact that DIKO proposes the priority for cooperation with opposition parties, but indicate that the opposition is not only AKEL. So, there could be a wider cooperation beyond the Left party, if there is a dynamic candidate, as, according to the measurements cited, Christodoulidis seems to have a possible candidacy.
Conversely for a conference
The day after tomorrow's congress of the Democratic Party is the focal point in terms of its course both for the presidential elections and for the formation of the political scene in general. The conference will start at 10 in the morning at the Municipal Theater of Strovolos with a physical presence of 400 participants and over 1,000 with an online presence. The conference will open with the speech of Nikolas Papadopoulos and will close with the political declaration which will include the policy framework on which they will seek to build alliances for the presidential elections. The main general axes of the framework will be the Cyprus issue, the Economy, the Social Policy and of course the issues of Corruption.