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Postby Sotos » Tue May 16, 2006 2:23 pm

Costas Kyriakou is promising Cypriot voters Utopia and that means sex. A colourful candidate among a sea of suited businessmen and lawyers, Kyriakou says he is offering voters an alternative in the island's May 21 parliamentary elections.

"My new order will give people ... lots of love for all," he says.

His nickname, "Utopos", combines two Greek words which coined the term "Utopia", meaning "No Place".

A strapping man with piercing blue eyes, he draws on ideas from Plato and Christian apocalyptic scriptures for his ideal city-state where people live in communes and share everything.

But central to his Utopia is sex, a campaign pledge which draws guffaws of disbelief from deeply conservative Cypriots.

"I propose a regime of free love," he declares.

"The men will see it as a system of free love, the women as a matriarchy ... they will be able to carry the sperm of the most handsome men, and give the child her name."

Utopos, an independent candidate for the western region of Paphos, has hit the campaign trail running. Literally.

Sporting a black bandana, jeans and sandals, he has crossed most Cypriot towns on foot, chatting with locals and handing out his pamphlets.

Utopos, 48, quit philosophy school in his third year and is now a farmer. "I knew more than they did. I was against others trying to stuff my head with ideas."

It is his second run for parliament, which he sees as a stepping stone to the presidency.

He ran in the presidential election of 2003, where he won 0.44 percent of the vote, the highest figure among a smattering of fringe non-party candidates.

Utopos disputes this. "I received 73 percent," he said.


Who will vote for Utopos?
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Postby reportfromcyprus » Tue May 16, 2006 4:58 pm

Cypriots are "deeply conservative" now? The country that worshipped the cult of Aphrodite and has the most cabarets per capita in Europe?

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Postby cypezokyli » Tue May 16, 2006 6:29 pm

even though i am not coming to cyprus , it is a debate : vote none or vote outopos ?
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Postby Sotos » Tue May 16, 2006 11:35 pm

cypezokyli wrote:even though i am not coming to cyprus , it is a debate : vote none or vote outopos ?


Vote for Utopos ;) If you want to show your dissatisfaction to all political parties voting for Utopos is the best way. If you don't vote or if you vote blank then political parties will say "the people showed their dissatisfaction for the political life ... we have to do something..." and then everybody will forget the blank vote after some days. But if you vote for Utopos he will be there for 5 years to remind them that they are not better than him :P
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