Ex foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides who has yet to announce officially his bid for the 2023 presidential elections race seems to enjoy very high popularity among centre-right voters including young ones, Philenews reports.
In fact, polls carried out ‘secretly’ by political parties but also independent candidates show the former cabinet member leading the race with other hopefuls far behind.
And this includes Averof Neophytou who is the leader and nominated runner of ruling right-wing Disy party where Christodoulides is also affiliated.
This means that once Christodoulides officially announces his candidacy the ruling party which is the island’s largest as well is expected to hit turbulence, according to insiders.
Polls indicate that the three factors that seem to keep the ex minister in the first place are multi-collectivity and strongly-established votes as well as his preference by the youth.
The latest published one carried out by IMR has shown that Christodoulides gets 44% of Disy votes, 48% of centre Diko votes, and 15% of main opposition left-wing Akel votes.
The IMR poll was completed during the Holy Easter week and released on Monday.