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Disy candidate list almost complete

File photo: Disy leader Annita Demetriou

Disy has selected 90 per cent of its candidates in the upcoming elections for local government and MEPs, party leader Annita Demetriou said on Sunday.

“We should not be afraid of either the democratic processes or the elections, after all, the people will decide,” she said, speaking after a memorial service.

The elections are being held for the first time since changes were made to the local government set up, which will see current municipalities merge and votes for mayors, vice mayors and regional presidents.

This is why we should choose the most capable and representative people in order to be able to carry it out, Demetrious said.

Regarding the European elections, to be held on the same day, she pointed out that for Disy as the most European party, “it is of great importance to emphasise our European dimension and perspective, especially now with everything we have to manage.

“We have made 90 per cent of our choices and Disy is in the final stretch,” she added.

Asked if disciplinary proceedings will be followed where people break from the party lines, she said it has nothing to do with punishment, but with respect for collective decisions and procedures.

“When we belong to a political space, to an organised group, apart from rights, we also have obligations and this obligation cannot be waived on a personal basis,” she said.

Speaking in relation to the disciplinary procedure discussed by the party’s leadership earlier this week, Demetriou gave the example of the suspension of the potential to choose this person – in any procedure – for a period of six years.

Cyprus will go to the polls on Sunday, June 9.

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