Cyprus FM resigns, hints at presidency bid

MENA , Sunday 9 Jan 2022

The Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, released a statement on Sunday revealing that he had tendered his resignation several days ago and hinted at a possible bid for the presidency at the 2023 elections, ekathimerini reported.

Nikos Christodoulides
Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides. AFP

“My resignation is the result of a series of events and statements, public and otherwise, that have recently unfolded and have seriously impacted the important role of the government,” stated Christodoulides.

Christodoulides also discussed the upcoming presidential elections in 2023 and hinted at throwing his hat in the ring. However, he stressed that he is only interested in the presidency of Cyprus, and not in the ruling Democratic Rally political party.

“I can honestly state that I would be interested in the presidential elections of 2023, especially if my nomination can lead to broader co-operations,” said the outgoing minister, before concluding that “Cypriot society has no need of sharks, but a good captain that can unite broad political forces and build strong foundations for co-operations, both domestically and internationally.”

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