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With a vote against and 94 in favor, the proposal to support the candidacy of Andreas Mavrogiannis got the green light from the Central Committee of AKEL, with the proposal being led now before the pan-Cypriot conference of the party on Sunday, June 5. As of yesterday, AKEL has essentially entered the last stage of its process for selecting a candidate for the presidential elections.
A process that will take on a solemn character and will end with the speech of the party secretary general Stefanos Stefanos, who from the podium of the pan-Cypriot conference will give the slogan of change, with Andreas Mavrogiannis as a candidate. What is emphasized by the executives of Hezekiah Papaioannou, are the very high acceptance rates that the proposal for the candidacy of the former negotiator received from the basic groups of the party. In fact, the leadership of Hezekiah Papaioannou insists that the participation in the sessions was at a high enough level, with the most massive participation being recorded in the province of Nicosia. Of course, there is also the controversy in this position of leadership, with some members insisting that the participation was in one third of the members and that the acceptance percentages declared by Hezekiah Papaioannou, do not reflect the real picture.
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“The Central Committee of AKEL met and evaluated the result of the dialogue and the indicative vote on the proposal to the members and friends of the Party in relation to the Presidential Elections. The suggestion for support of the independent candidacy of Andreas Mavrogiannis was accepted by the members of AKEL with a percentage of 78% “, it is mentioned in the announcement of the party after the end of yesterday's session of the collective body, which took place at the PEO building.
The announcement also adds that, “taking into account the result of the vote and all the statements made by the thousands of members and friends of AKEL, the Central Committee today ratified the proposal to support the candidacy of Andreas Mavrogiannis and puts it before the extraordinary Pancyprian Conference. The decision was taken with 94 votes in favor and 1 against. The Extraordinary Pancyprian Conference that will take place on Sunday, June 5, will take the final decision by secret ballot “. & Nbsp;
It should be noted that in any case, the percentage of acceptance that Andreas Mavrogiannis received from the base party groups, is equivalent to the acceptance of the proposal for the candidacy of Dimitris Christofias in 2008 and Stavros Malas in 2013. In 2018 the acceptance of Stavros Malas reached 90% with party officials pointing out, however, that the situation was different then. & nbsp;
A point of reference also during yesterday's meeting of the Central Committee, as we are informed, is the increase in the acceptance of Andreas Mavrogiannis's candidacy over the years, with the leadership of Hezekia Papaioannou estimating that after the first reactions that were expected, party will be able to achieve a high turnout around the former negotiator's candidacy. It was also expressed confidence that it would achieve the goal of first moving on to the second round and then securing alliances and wider community support to achieve political change in local governance. It is noted that the Pancyprian conference will eventually take place at the “Filoxenia” conference center and not at the State Exhibition, as was the original idea.
Mavrogiannis: Announces & nbsp; immediately after
Andreas Mavrogiannis prepares, immediately after the completion and formalization of the process of ratification of the proposal to support his candidacy by the pan-Cypriot conference of AKEL on June 5, to proceed and officially announcing his candidacy for the presidency.
The announcement will be made either on June 6 or 7 with a statement, as we are informed, of mild political discourse and without directing touches and loud messages. It will be a simple statement in which Andreas Mavrogiannis will refer to his decision to enter the battle of the presidential elections as an independent candidate, explaining that the main condition set by him all the previous time when he was asked to answer the question whether he interested in the presidential election. That is, that of a credible perspective. & Nbsp;
ELAM also decides
the Central Committee of the party to select the candidate of the party. Who, in all probability, will be the president of the party Christos Christou. “The National Popular Front (ELAM) challenges you at the meeting of the Central Committee that will take place at the” Semeli “hotel in Nicosia, Sunday, at 17:20”, the party said in a statement.
< p> Subject of discussion: Presidential elections 2023 and making a final decision on the candidate of ELAM “, the announcement concludes.