Cyprus Mail

‘I might go on until I’m 108,’ Anastasiades jokes on birthday

President Nicos Anastasiades

President Nicos Anastasiades jokingly warned his political adversaries on Wednesday that he was considering reaching the age of 108 just like his grandfather if they did not behave.

He was speaking at a surprise birthday party organised by the Presidential Palace staff, thrown belatedly as he was in New York on his 73rd birthday last Friday.

He said that some people, knowing that his grandfather lived until 108, wished him to reach the same age, noting that he has good genes.

“This is a threat for my political adversaries. If they do not behave as the political norms dictate, I will possibly revise my decision and go up to 108,” he joked.

He then referred to a 2013 bill which is pending before parliament for a change in the constitution to restrict the president’s terms of service to two.



Related Posts

Cyprus Business Now

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Majority of cars on Cyprus’ roads are between 10 and 20 years old

Sarah Ktisti

Over 43,000 people visited museums and sites in Larnaca so far this year

Staff Reporter

Mother of little Asya slams authorities in north for failing to provide meds and supplies

Gina Agapiou

Bank of Cyprus ‘unequivocally’ rejects Lone Star’s takeover proposal (Updated)

Jean Christou

Cyprus’ role in Greek spy scandal will come to the fore, Papadakis says