Main Opposition Akel’s central committee is meeting either on May 7 or 8 to take final decisions on who their candidate in the February 2023’s presidential elections will be.
And the two most possible candidates under consideration are ex chief negotiator for the Cyprus problem Andreas Mavroyiannis and independent runner Achilleas Demetriades – a human rights legal expert, according to Philenews.
Moreover, the leftwing party’s political bureau is set to meet so as to draft the final proposal to be taken before the central committee on Friday, May 6.
The Pancyprian Assembly that will seal the chosen candidate and kick-start the pre-election campaign is set for June 5, insiders also said.
Meanwhile, ex foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides who has yet to announce officially his bid for the race seems to enjoy very high popularity among centre-right voters, plus a small portion from Akel.
This is what opinion polls reportedly carried out by political parties but also independent runners allegedly show, Philenews also reported.
Christodoulides is rumoured to be the centre’s chosen candidate to also run against his own party’s nominated hopeful who is Averof Neophytou – the leader of ruling rightwing Disy.