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Cool welcome for ELAM from Archbishop

Cool welcome for ELAM from Archbishop

The Archbishop has expressed – with hesitation – his satisfaction that far right group ELAM had obtained a seat in parliament. Speaking to Alpha TV on Wednesday, he said certain MPs were not re-elected after they had undertaken certain populist stances and the public was right not to vote for them. Read the rest on: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/05/26/cool-welcome-elam-archbishop/

A note to Cyprus’ elite

Negotiations are a tricky business. They tend to be highly polarised undertakings that lend themselves as fodder for political contestation – especially during election cycles. In this context, negotiations evolve beyond their procedural realm and acquire their own momentum distinct from the parties’ own political preoccupations. Negotiators are constantly looking over their shoulders wondering how

DIKO MP not to run in the elections after disagreement on the Cyprus problem

Sitting DIKO MP Athina Kyriakidou has decided not to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections, citing disagreement with the leadership’s stance on the Cyprus problem, according to a statement she issued on Tuesday. “We are months ahead of the parliamentary elections, with talks for a settlement of the Cyprus problem at their peak,” Kyriakidou’s statement

Anastasiades: solution possible by summer… but maybe not

President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday appeared to put to rest rumours of a referendum by March and a postponement of the May parliamentary elections. In an interview with Kathimerini, Anastasiades said the elections would go ahead normally. On the issue of a referendum on a Cyprus solution, he said there were many details to be

Postponing elections in light of developments in Cyprus problem is pointless

Discussion over the possibility of postponing May’s parliamentary elections in light of developments in the Cyprus problem is pointless since a deal was still far away, main opposition AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou said on Monday. Media reports on the weekend claimed President Nicos Anastasiades told party leaders on Saturday to prepare for the possibility of

Theocharouns whο left DISY for disagreement on Cyprob flirts with DIKO

DIKO leader Nicholas Papadopoulos and MEP Eleni Theocharous on Sunday ‘left the door open’ for electoral or other cooperation between the party and the former DISY member’s new ‘Solidarity’ movement. Theocharouns left DISY last month citing a divergence of views on the handling of the Cyprus issue. She said she would form her own movement.

Anastasiades: May elections could be postponed for two or three months for Cyprus problem

Briefing the National Council on Saturday, President Nicos Anastasiades did not rule out the possibility of postponing the May parliamentary elections if necessary for “two to three months.” “Be ready, for such a possibility,” Anastasiades told members of the Council. Presiding over a meeting of the island’s top advisory political body, the National Council, Anastasiades

Self-confident Erdogan may give Cyprus peace efforts a boost #Reuters

BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (Reuters) – After stifling initial groans of dismay, European policymakers are looking for a silver lining for EU-Turkey relations in the emphatic election victory of President Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party. At least Ankara will now have a strong, stable government able to implement agreements with the European Union to manage millions

Anastasiades hopes for result in the talks before May elections

Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades hinted on Tuesday that a solution of the Cyprus problem could be possible before the parliamentary elections in May 2016, albeit with the right conditions. In answer to a question about deadlines at the Economist 11th Cyprus Summit entitled ‘Europe: on the mend? Cyprus: the metamorphosis?’ the president said that there

Cyprus welcomes electoral result in Turkey

The electoral win of Turkey’s ruling AK party in Sunday’s snap general elections brought sighs of relief among officials of the Cypriot government. From President Nicos Anastasiades downward, government officials had made no secret of their fears that an inconclusive election and a weak coalition government in Ankara would be a setback for efforts to