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A minute with Nicolas Papadakis MP candidate for the Greens in Famagusta


Where do you live?
I live with my wife and three children

What did you have for breakfast?
I had an egg omelette, with fresh vegetables on the side

Describe your perfect day
Fun with the kids at the park, then dinner with my wife at my favourite restaurant followed by a movie at the cinema

Best book ever read?
The Alchemist because it promotes the idea that we should pursue our dreams

Best childhood memory?
Family get togethers around the fire oven at my parents’ family house in Paralimni.

What is always in your fridge?
I always have milk in my fridge because I have three children.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
I’m mostly in the car with my children so more often than not, it’s kids’ music. When its not, I really like Maroon 5.

What’s your spirit animal?
It’s a wolf. It’s strong, independent and does well in a pack.

What are you most proud of?
My children

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
The scene in Erin Brockovich where she turns down the out of court settlement offer by the big corporation for the victims of contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
President Joe Biden. He looks like a cool guy and I’d like to try to persuade him to help out with our national issue.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
I would like to go back to ancient Greece and watch direct democracy in action, something I think we should try to come closer to.

What is your greatest fear?
That Cyprus doesn’t turn out to be a place where my children can grow up into feeling safe and with a prosperous future.

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
I would tell myself to keep doing what I love doing without letting anything hold me back.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
I’m happily married, I don’t have to worry about that anymore!

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Sit around the firepit with my wife and kids, grill some food and talk about the good times.


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