COVID has slipped off campaign menu

New COVID infections and hospitalisations have steadily increased this past month, with only 20% of those eligible getting jabbed with the updated vaccine for the ΒΑ.1, ΒΑ.4 and ΒΑ.5 subvariants of Omicron.


A perfect storm is brewing

Cypriots feel the pinch as they worry about how they will pay the bills with high inflation, soaring rents and surging electricity prices. Society is gripped by anxiety caused by an uncertain


A tale of three candidates

Three are three frontrunners in the upcoming elections in Cyprus next February, according to recent polls. But only one is holding the lead with a considerable margin of safety. Nicos Christodoulides is


Resist slogan politics

The presidential election campaign, well underway with over a dozen candidates coming forward, could be as divisive for Cyprus as for the rest of Europe, bracing for an energy crisis, rising inflation


DIKO backs ex-foreign minister for president

Centre-right DIKO has decided to back former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides for the 2023 presidential elections, arguing he can usher in the progressive change Cyprus needs. DIKO cast its vote for Christodoulides’

Mavroyiannis stakes claim for president

Former Cyprus problem chief negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis launched his campaign to become president, calling on Cypriots to back his independent candidacy, promising a progressive change in power. Mavroyiannis’ announcement is no surprise,

Opinion poll gives Christodoulides clear lead

The first opinion poll in the run-up to the Presidential Elections in 2023 indicates former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides leads by nearly 20 percentage points. The opinion poll screened Thursday night by

The good, the bad and the unlikely

We’re exactly nine months away from the next presidential elections, and the game of musical chairs is well underway, with 10 candidates in the running. From primed politicians to professors, a human


On the campaign trail

The latest news on the campaign trail in the runup to the 2023 presidential elections is that leftist opposition AKEL seems to favour Andreas Mavroyiannis, a close associate of President Anastasiades whom