"I'm not going to comment on vulgarities. I'm not going to make any comments about what other people have tried to get past the people. Mutual respect is required. I don't want to say anything more," President Nicos Anastasiades said regarding Katie Clerides' statement about corruption. And in response to a journalist's remark that he was speaking with bitterness, President Anastasiades said "and of course with bitterness. Is it ever possible to disrespect someone's name simply because they brought it up?"
Nicos Anastasiades' statements
Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Andri Anastasiades, and their grandchildren, exercised his right to vote in the second round of the Presidential Elections today at Lanitio Lyceum, Centre A'.
After exercising his right, the President of the Republic stated to the media, when asked if he will support whoever is elected President of the Republic, that "this is the duty of each of us. Today, the people will decide who will be the next President. We should surround him, whoever he is, with love and trust, and create an environment where everyone can contribute to his success.
That is our mission. And if there is one thing I want to do, it is to reiterate what the democratic rules dictate. The people vote, the majority rules, and the minority respects the outcome.
To invite the people en masse to participate in this electoral process. We have said it many times, irrespective of the feelings of anybody, they should exercise their electoral right and duty, if you like, towards democracy, unbiased, based on their own criteria."
Asked if a new cycle is beginning for him, President Anastasiades said that "it is not a question of beginning another cycle. I will be present, always discreetly, and there and where necessary my intervention will be in the positive direction and not the negative".
Asked to comment on Ms. Katie Clerides' statement yesterday on corruption, President Anastasiades said that "I don't want to comment on vulgarities. I'm not going to comment on what others have attempted to convey to the people. Mutual respect is required. I'm not going to say anything else."
In response to a reporter's remark that he was speaking with bitterness, President Anastasiades said "and of course with bitterness. Is it ever possible that just because you hold a name you should not honor it?"
Katie Clerides: Nicos Anastasiades is the biggest disappointment - He tainted DISY with corruption
In a Facebook post yesterday, Kati Clerides stated, "Nicos Anastasiades is the biggest disappointment of my life. He tainted DISY with his administration's corruption, and now he is attempting to divide DISY ".
Read the post:
Nicos Anastasiades is the biggest disappointment in my life. With the corruption of his administration, he tainted DISY, and now he is attempting to split the organization.
He took Nikos Christodoulides under his wing in order to cover his backside and not expose his personal involvement in the corruption.
He showed no respect for Glafkos Clerides' beliefs and the ideals he upholds. He showed disdain for the group that fostered and promoted him.
As the daughter of the founder and our forever guide, Glafkos Clerides, I call on all loyal DISY members who voted for our party leader and fighter Averof Neophytou, not to vote for the Trojan horse of Anastasiades, Papadopoulos, Sizopoulos, Karoyan and Theocharous.
Vote for Andreas Mavroyiannis. He is honest, comes from a family of fighters, is a Pitsilos and is a distant relative of Glafkos Clerides.
Good Vote tomorrow!