The leader of far-right party Elam, Christos Christou, has announced his candidacy for the January 2018 presidential elections.
In an event in Nicosia on Friday evening, Christou said Elam represents values and the perpetuity and freshness of its ideas will lead the party forward.
“We believe that every Greek in Cyprus has been betrayed a number of times. We will not make empty pledges and false promises. What I can promise is that we will not sell away our principles and values, nor negotiate them. The future belongs to us because we have nothing to lose and we shall fight for our homeland, our people, our religion and country,” Christou added.
He said the Cyprus problem is dormant and this should under no circumstances make us complacent.
After the elections, a new procedure on Cyprus will be launched, on the same basis, that of a bizonal, bicommunal federation, Christou said. “Elam is clearly the anti-federal choice. It is a movement that from the moment it was founded in 2008, insists that the Cyprus problem is a problem of invasion and continued occupation,” he noted.
He also said that purging is necessary after the financial crimes committed in Cyprus, adding “we do not see those who are responsible for the economic disaster of Cyprus being brought to justice”.
Christou further said that the party has proven to all that it does not depend on a strong financial status but on the strength of its members.