Ruling Disy recalled on Monday that next week it will initiate its process for persons seeking the party’s nomination for the 2023 presidential elections.
Persons interested in running for president on the party ticket should file their candidacy at the ‘Glafcos Clerides’ building (Disy HQ) in Nicosia on January 10.
On the next day, January 11, the party’s political bureau will convene to verify the validity of the candidacies.
Next, on March 12, Disy will be holding an electoral congress, where approximately 1,800 delegates vote (by secret ballot) for the party nominee.
In a statement, Disy said that nominations may be submitted by anyone registered as a party member up until October 11, 2021.
In order to be eligible, individuals must also be fully paid up with their party membership subscription up until 2022.
The ruling party has been the first to get the ball rolling vis a vis the 2023 elections.
Disy boss Averof Neophytou recently announced his candidacy, subject to his party’s endorsement.
It is thought that Disy decided to bring forward its procedures for selecting a candidate as a way of forcing foreign minister Nicos Christodoulides – seen as engaging in ‘covert campaigning’ – to come clean about his intentions.