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news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:27 am

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/12/27/presi ... ey-issues/

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/12/29/2018- ... ed-friday/

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/12/19/malas ... programme/

http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-pre ... 151-69.htm

http://famagusta-gazette.com/hopefuls-h ... 138-69.htm

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/cyprus-presid ... 16463.html

...i am guessing that Malas will make it through to the second round. However, Papadopoulos may split through the middle of the two "Cyprus" candidates.

...Anastasiades will win this election i think. Malas may have good insight in his economic views, but he will have to demonstrate that having a clear understanding of negotiations as they are, he has something to offer that would make a difference. If Papadopoulos moves to the second round, having split the "Cyprus" vote, it will coalesce around what is in effect the surviving candidate.

...Vassiliou's support for Malas adds to this candidate's credibility. My hope is that Malas and Anastasiades will focus in the first round on the other candidates, their weakness as "Greeks". This will have a significant impact on how the President is viewed when elected, whoever it is, either speaking for "Greekness" or a Cyprus for Cypriots.

If the final choice, under this circumstance, ends up as a choice between two "Cypriots" (as opposed to a "Cypriot" and a "Greek") it bodes well toward securing a dialog of trust, with Turkish Cypriots who choose to put Cyprus first, and with the International community who will see Cyprus "being" Cypriot, as a viable opportunity for their attention.
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby Sotos » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:18 pm

You are reading too much of Cyprus Mail's crap I think. If somebody could be considered more "Greek nationalist" that would be Anastasiades and his party, not Papadopoulos. Malas is just a puppet and he has zero chance in getting elected and we already know this from last elections.
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby Sotos » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:29 pm

Just so you know, the Cyprus Mail was established with British backing in the 1940s (during British rule) with the aim to oppose enosis and promote the British interests in Cyprus.
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby Zenon33 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:26 am

Sotos wrote:You are reading too much of Cyprus Mail's crap I think. If somebody could be considered more "Greek nationalist" that would be Anastasiades and his party, not Papadopoulos. Malas is just a puppet and he has zero chance in getting elected and we already know this from last elections.




CM is a pro-turk, anti-Cyprus paper, but Papadopoulos is more nationalist than Anastasiades.
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby Sotos » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:42 am

Zenon33 wrote:Papadopoulos is more nationalist than Anastasiades.


Can you support that argument? Anastasiades and his party are the ones who still honor Grivas and have the son of Samson as a parliament member (and many other former EOKA B as their members), their supporters fly the most Greek flags etc. So based on what you make that claim?
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby Get Real! » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:50 am

Sotos wrote:
Zenon33 wrote:Papadopoulos is more nationalist than Anastasiades.

Can you support that argument? Anastasiades and his party are the ones who still honor Grivas and have the son of Samson as a parliament member (and many other former EOKA B as their members), their supporters fly the most Greek flags etc. So based on what you make that claim?

You need to learn the difference between a Cypriot nationalist and a Greek nationalist.

Definition of “nationalist”:

“Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.”

The Papadopoulos family was always Cypriot nationalist, while Nicos was the latter.

End of story.
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby CBBB » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:15 am

Get Real! wrote:The Papadopoulos family was always Cypriot nationalist, while Nicos was the latter.


I think that should read Money/Power Nationalist!
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby Get Real! » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 am

CBBB wrote:
Get Real! wrote:The Papadopoulos family was always Cypriot nationalist, while Nicos was the latter.


I think that should read Money/Power Nationalist!

Can you name a politician anywhere in the world now or from the past, that isn’t/wasn’t power hungry?
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby DT. » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:11 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:
Zenon33 wrote:Papadopoulos is more nationalist than Anastasiades.

Can you support that argument? Anastasiades and his party are the ones who still honor Grivas and have the son of Samson as a parliament member (and many other former EOKA B as their members), their supporters fly the most Greek flags etc. So based on what you make that claim?

You need to learn the difference between a Cypriot nationalist and a Greek nationalist.

Definition of “nationalist”:

“Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.”

The Papadopoulos family was always Cypriot nationalist, while Nicos was the latter.

End of story.


DISY favours a confederation that would allow a turkish and greek state to live side by side without interfering with each other.

Papadopoulos, will sit on his hands and do nothing, agree to nothing and definitely won't sign anything during his presidency. He is a Cypriot nationalist as GR! correctly states and yes he also loves money and power....who doesn't?
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Re: news: nine candidates will run for President

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:30 pm

DT. wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:
Zenon33 wrote:Papadopoulos is more nationalist than Anastasiades.

Can you support that argument? Anastasiades and his party are the ones who still honor Grivas and have the son of Samson as a parliament member (and many other former EOKA B as their members), their supporters fly the most Greek flags etc. So based on what you make that claim?

You need to learn the difference between a Cypriot nationalist and a Greek nationalist.

Definition of “nationalist”:

“Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.”

The Papadopoulos family was always Cypriot nationalist, while Nicos was the latter.

End of story.


DISY favours a confederation that would allow a turkish and greek state to live side by side without interfering with each other.

Papadopoulos, will sit on his hands and do nothing, agree to nothing and definitely won't sign anything during his presidency. He is a Cypriot nationalist as GR! correctly states and yes he also loves money and power....who doesn't?


Tassos Papadopoulos then for me.
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