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Municipal Elections 2006

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For Mayor of Limassol you prefer:

Andreas Christou
5
56%
Eleni Theoharous
4
44%
 
Total votes : 9

Postby Sotos » Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:46 am

Issy this is a thread about the Municipal Elections ;) I don't think anything changed since the referendum so I expect the parties that support the government to win these elections also.
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Postby cypezokyli » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:09 am

Issy1956 wrote:Cyp,
Thanks for the tutorial. I am interested to know what the feeling of the GC electorate is towards that of the ruling politicians in their approach to the cyprus problem. Do they think that T.pap is doing a good job or do they feel that a wrong turning was taken in expecting the EU to take sides in the problem on their behalf. I just wonder how sentiment has changed since the referendum. I know that in the North the TC have lost some of the optimisum they had at the time of the referendum.


up to now tpap is quite popular. .
a lot will depend on the outcome of next week.....
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Postby Piratis » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:34 am

up to now tpap is quite popular. .
a lot will depend on the outcome of next week.....


The "yes" supporters keep hoping that something will change with the popularity of Papadopoulos if the Cyprus problem is not solved soon.

They think that those that voted "no", if a solution is not found will say "oh, there is no better solution, we should have voted for Annan plan"

They said this before, then DIKO (the party of Papadopoulos) was the party with the biggest gains during the parliamentary elections, and surely if the parties that support the government remain united they will easily elect the next president as well.

So when will these people wake up and realize one simple thing: The great majority of the people that voted "no" didn't do so hoping that within a short period a good solution will be found. They voted no because for the great majority of Greek Cypriots the Annan plan would bring a situation that would be worst than the status quo (and many believe worst even from official partition).

This is because Annan plan was not the solution for Greek Cypriots. It was a solution for Turkish Cypriots (they got their partition dream 90% realized with a good potential of getting it to the 100% after a while, EU, money, end to their isolation problem), a solution for Turkey (got what they demanded for Cyprus, solution to their biggest EU problem) but it was not a solution for the Greek Cypriots, since basically for 7% of land that was given back to us, we had to sign off the rest 29% of our country, we had to compensate ourselves for what Turkey was responsible, we would see our economy that we worked to hard to build collapsing, we would have to pay even for the welfare of the settlers, and we would have to live under an unworkable, undemocratic constitution that would create more and more conflicts and eventually collapse.

So cypezokyli, I know you will say that people voted "no" for different reasons (and this is true). But the elections and the polls during the last years prove beyond any doubt that almost none of those that voted "no" did so because they hoped that a good solution will drop from the sky within months or a few years.
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Postby Sotos » Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:12 am

ok and now back to the municipal elections ;) Can't we just forget about Annan his plans and the referendum?? It was a plan it failed lets move on!
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Postby am.i.will » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:05 pm

Is there horizontal voting in these elections?
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Postby PANTELAS » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:44 pm

The municipal elections are over. Two YES supporters from AKEL became the mayors of Nicosia and Limassol. Does this mean anything?
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Postby Piratis » Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:28 am

PANTELAS wrote:The municipal elections are over. Two YES supporters from AKEL became the mayors of Nicosia and Limassol. Does this mean anything?


This means 3 things:

1) That two capable politicians whose opinion on the Cyprus issue was contrary to the opinion of the great majority of Cypriots have been transferred in other sectors were they will be able to offer to society and are not directly involved with the policies about the Cyprus problem anymore.

2) That the governing parties remain united and have the power to win elections, which means the chances of losing the presidential elections next year are minimal.

3) That most people don't judge politicians just on their referendum opinion. We might disagree with these two politicians on an important issue, but we still recognize their abilities to offer to society in another post, in the same way that they recognize that they can not (and should not) force their minority opinion on the rest of us.
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Postby Bananiot » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:45 am

Interesting. The two "yes" bulwarks can now safely deal with the sewage problems of Limassol and Nicosia and the business of uniting Cyprus can be left to the capable hands of the rejectionists who are fast cementing partition for the glory of Christofias and Papadopoulos who can look forward to another fruitful five years in government. Both remaning presidents and of course not reduced to the status of mukhtars.

Thank you for clarifying things, Piratis.
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Postby Sotos » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:37 am

The Rejectionists reject partition ;) You are not a rejectionist Bananiot?
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Postby EUropean666 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:53 am

my question is:

was there any t/c elected on those elections or did any t/c participate on ballots? i thinkm that some were elected on some small village near pafos, can u confirm this?
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