NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE
Mr. President of the Republic,
First of all, as a human being, I would like to wish Happy New Year to you personally, your family, and your loved ones. But, as President of the newly established party Union of Fighters
for Justice, which will run in the upcoming parliamentary elections with a Pancypriot ballot, I state the following:
It is with great sadness that we see poverty, unemployment,
humiliation of the Cypriot citizens and crime spreading quickly since the day you, personally, took over power. You have kept nearly none of your pre-election promises toward the Cypriot people. As Cypriot citizens we feel inferior and we have become the joke
of Europe, even though you always try to have your picture taken next to Mrs. Angela Merkel.
We, as the Union of Fighters for Justice, feel that you have betrayed us and that
you are not keeping your pre-election promises. Personally, as the President of the Union of Fighters for Justice, if I were President of the Republic that doomed day of the Eurogroup on 16 March 2013, I would have immediately submitted my resignation nevertheless
and I would not have said the infamous “they put a gun to my head.” This is how Great politicians with self-respect behave. Do not forget that the President of the Republic is the president of all the Cypriots, not just of the DHSY voters.
The incompetence of many ministers is unspeakable and unforgettable. This reflects negatively on you because you have not dared even a single cabinet reshuffle, which, by the way, you promised
the Cypriot people. Once more you did not keep your promise. It is of course needless to remind the Cypriot people of your well-known commitment that there will be no haircut on deposits and of the suspicious outflow of several millions by your close family
environment just a few days before the haircut.
Mr. President, we, as the Union of Fighters for Justice, that is our members, our voters, our officials, our candidate MPs and
I, personally, as President of the Union of Fighters for Justice feel that we are living in a suffocating, dictatorial, partisan regime reminiscent of the former Soviet Union. My advice to you for 2016, since you are trying to resolve the Cyprus issue, is
As President of the Republic you must make the Cypriot citizens feel proud again, safe, with decent jobs and equal rights just like the DHSY voters. I do not hide
that I personally feel that we are re-living the times of Makarios and Grivas, with whatever this means to you.
When we, as Cypriot citizens, do not trust the government and
what the president has done so far, since we feel that we live in an anti-democratic, gagging regime, how can we give you the green light to work for a Cyprus solution when we have absolutely no trust in the negotiations you are conducting with foreign officials?
This fact reinforces the Turkish Cypriot side and its demands that the Turkish guarantees remain a red line in any solution plan. The concerns of the Turkish Cypriots for any solution plan are reinforced when they see the way you govern.
I would advise you to create a democratic regime for the few years you have left as president, so that when you leave the presidential chair you will at least leave behind something positive even
though no Cypriot will ever be able to forget the huge mistakes you have committed since day one of your presidency.
Another issue that makes the Cypriots skeptical is that during
your term you managed not to have good relations with the Greek Government. And we wonder where our relations with the Russian Federation stand. We would also like to express our great dissatisfaction and how you have offended us by endorsing the law that
raises the percentage for entering parliament from 1.8% to 3.6% just a few months before the parliamentary elections, with the ulterior goal of helping distraught DHSY and, certainly without you wanting it, AKEL.
Speaking with Turkish Cypriot politicians, academics, and simple thinking people, they mentioned with great concern: “How can your president endorse the change of such a serious law 5 months prior to the parliamentary
elections without taking into consideration the majority of the Cypriot people and the Cypriot voters who were strongly against the timing of this anti-democratic and fascist decision?”
Private Office of the President of the Union of Fighters for Justice (officially registered party, Ministry of the Interior, Number 12)
Pancypriot Candidate Organization in the Parliamentary Elections of 22 May 2016