Monday, October 08, 2007

Econoimst: Κασουλίδης για τη Νίκη

"Outlook for 2008-09: Domestic politics

The presidential election in February 2008 is expected to be a close-run contest between the three main candidates. However, the Economist Intelligence Unit's central forecast is that the election will be won by Ioannis Cassoulides, a member of the European Parliament and former foreign minister, who hails from the right-of-centre Democratic Rally (Disy) but is running as an independent . The other main candidates are the current president, Tassos Papadopoulos, of the technically centre-right but nationalist-leaning Democratic Party (Diko), and Demetris Christofias, leader of the communist Progressive Party of the Working People (Akel). The chances of the fourth contender, Costas Themistocleous, of the small centre-left United Democrats (Edi) are considered minimal. According to opinion polls, there are only a few percentage points between the levels of support for the three main candidates. Although Mr Papadopoulos is normally just ahead in the polls, support for him appears to be waning, and there is currently uncertainty about who will lead his campaign. Mr Cassoulides has a better chance than Mr Christofias of attracting support from beyond his own party."

Economist Intelligence Unit, Oct 2007, Country Report

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