26 May, 2021

Cyprus goes to polls next week

Voters in Cyprus will go to the polls on Sunday 30 May for parliamentary elections with ALDE Party member Dimokratiki Parataxi hoping to provide the surprise result in the election.

Greek Cypriot voters will elect 56 of the 80 Members of the House of Representatives. The remaining 24 seats are elected by Turkish Cypriots, however, since 1964, these seats have been unfilled, and the House of Representatives has de facto had 56 seats.

660 candidates from 15 political parties, as well as eight independents, have officially submitted their candidacies, and Dimokratiki Parataxi (DEPA), is contesting its first elections since its formation in 2018. The party leader Marios Garoyian is targeting the party entering into the parliament, and winning himself a seat in his constituency in Limassol.

Rallying the party, he said: “Every moment that passes makes me feel so happy. I want you to believe in yourself. DIPA will do very well, and the result will be 7.2%+. I'm telling you, and I'm ready to bet my life. This team is going to finish, and this team is going to continue stronger and further.”

During its campaign, the party have stressed that Cyprus is at a very critical crossroads and DEPA are proposing a strategy of responsibility and perspective to fill the political vacuum and build a strong centre party in the country. The party proposes the path of moderation and not of populism, of synthesis and not of decomposition, of hope and not of misery, responsibility and not of irresponsibility.

You can read more about the party’s programme and its candidates at https://depa.cy/vouleftikes-ekloges-2021/

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