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60%+ satisfied with Papadopoulos

Postby Sotos » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:45 am

More than 60 per cent of voters are satisfied with president Tassos Papadopoulos’ performance and believe he has strengthened the island’s situation as regards the Cyprus problem, the second part of CyBC’s recent survey showed last night.

The same poll showed that the most popular party leader was AKEL’s Demetris Christofias, with 65 per cent of those polled having a popular opinion of him. In the run up to May’s parliamentary elections, the survey polled 1,200 people about the president, political leaders and those who have switched parties.

However, elections expert Yiannis Mavris said the survey would not necessarily reflect the outcome of the elections as there are other factors to be taken to account, mainly the fact that the May 21 elections are the first parliamentary elections since the Annan referendum, which, he said, divided all parties and heightened differences between leaders.

“We must specify that there are many reasons that make it difficult to predict the results” said Mavris.

“The question is to what degree today will the parties, especially the two main ones (AKEL and DISY), manage to heal the injuries from the referendum and what will this whole affair leave behind it? We don’t know.”

Other reasons that will impact the final result on election day are the increasing social acceptence of abstaining and the changing face of Cyprus’ political scene.

“We have three new parties,” he said, “for which there are no indications of previous election behaviour. This reshuffling among parties creates problems and reduces the credibility of previous votes.”

The climate that has been created due to the elections, he continued, is interesting. “There may not be the same intensity that there was in the previous elections of 2001, there is less interest on the part of the public in the elections”.

CyBC’s survey said
* 49 per cent of participants believe that the political situation in Cyprus has remained the same as it was last year, 25 per cent believe it to have improved and 24 per cent think it has got worse
* The majority (64 per cent) are satisfied with the way President Tassos Papadopoulos has exercised his duties since he was elected. 33 per cent, however, say their not pleased
* 61 per cent believe Papadopoulos has strengthened the island’s position in regard to the Cyprus problem. 24 per cent believe it has become weaker and eight per cent think there has been no change
* AKEL Permanent Secretary Demetris Christofias topped the popularity poll, with 65 per cent of those asked having a positive opinion of him. EDEK leader Yiannakis Omirou came second with 54 per cent and Nicos Cleanthous of DIKO third with 46 per cent. United Democrats leader Michalis Papapetrou was the least popular with 21 per cent and DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades wasn’t too far behind with only 30 per cent.
* 52 per cent are satisfied with the way the government is handling interior matters, while 45 per cent said they weren’t.
* Only 28 per cent approved of the way opposition DISY have been carrying out its duties. 67 per cent expressed their distaste.
* More than half of those asked said they weren’t interested in politics (51 per cent). 46 per cent said they were.
* 75 per cent said they would definitely be voting in the May 21 elections. Three per cent said they definitely would not be
* 74 per cent have decided who they will be voting for, while 23 per cent admitted that they still weren’t sure
* 52 per cent of participants believe AKEL will win in the forthcoming elections, 24 per cent think it will be DISY.
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Postby Piratis » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:53 am

United Democrats leader Michalis Papapetrou was the least popular with 21 per cent and DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades wasn’t too far behind with only 30 per cent


This sentence should be corrected. It should make clear that Papapetrou and Anastasiades are the least popular in Cyprus. In some other countries (e.g. Turkey) they must be the most popular GC politicians.
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Postby MR-from-NG » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:17 am

* 61 per cent believe Papadopoulos has strengthened the island’s position in regard to the Cyprus problem. 24 per cent believe it has become weaker and eight per cent think there has been no change



Shame, a real shame. You guys are living in denial. Turkey is about 10 steps ahead in the Cprob. And here you are telling us that Papadopulos is in a strong position and with 61% approving his policies and tactics. Sorry guys but you are making a big mistake, wake up, you are being conned by your president.

You are all in a trance like state and suffering the "false sense of security" syndrome.
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Postby cypezokyli » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:53 am

Piratis wrote:
United Democrats leader Michalis Papapetrou was the least popular with 21 per cent and DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades wasn’t too far behind with only 30 per cent


This sentence should be corrected. It should make clear that Papapetrou and Anastasiades are the least popular in Cyprus. In some other countries (e.g. Turkey) they must be the most popular GC politicians.


which tcs politicians / personalities do we like (or lets say - which tcs politician is the most popular among gc) , and how much support do they get from the tcs ?

should that tell us sth ? :wink:
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Postby Kifeas » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:16 am

mrfromng wrote:
* 61 per cent believe Papadopoulos has strengthened the island’s position in regard to the Cyprus problem. 24 per cent believe it has become weaker and eight per cent think there has been no change



Shame, a real shame. You guys are living in denial. Turkey is about 10 steps ahead in the Cprob. And here you are telling us that Papadopulos is in a strong position and with 61% approving his policies and tactics. Sorry guys but you are making a big mistake, wake up, you are being conned by your president.

You are all in a trance like state and suffering the "false sense of security" syndrome.


Could it be possible that it is you the one that is doing a big mistake?
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Postby lysi » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:00 pm

All the presidents of cyprus since 1974 have been useless, gutless and have not got back 1 field from the turks, they are stuck in the past and are to busy making themselves rich, also they dont have the balls to stand up to britain, usa and greece.
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