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Surprise, surprise, Malas is Akel’s official choice

Stavros Malas on the campaign trail in 2013

AKEL’S central committee announced on Friday that it has decided to propose to its members to back the independent candidacy of Stavros Malas in next January’s presidential elections, during the party’s extraordinary conference.

The central committee said that following the conclusion of deliberations at all party levels of its suggestion to back Malas as an independent candidate, and after the latter won 97 per cent of the support of the membership base, they would officially propose his name at the conference to be held in Nicosia on Sunday.

“The central committee believes that a constructive dialogue took place at the party base, which enhances the party’s policy and actions in the pre-election effort,” it said in an announcement.

Malas served as health minister during Demetris Christofias’ administration and was Akel’s candidate in the 2013 presidential elections where he made it to the second round, but lost to Disy’s Nicos Anastasiades. Akel approached Malas after cooperation with businessman Mike Spanos – who was their first choice – fell through in June.

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