University of Cyprus rector Constantinos Christofides could run as an independent in February’s presidential election, but not before certain key conditions are met.
“I’m seriously considering it, yes, but I’m not willing to take a leap in the dark, certain conditions have to be met before I announce such a decision,” the occupied Lapithos-born physicist told the Cyprus Weekly.
“If and when the time comes, I will elaborate (on the conditions),” added Christofides, who also dismissed strong rumours that ruling Disy leader Averof Neophytou is behind his possible candidacy.
The right-wing party, he said, has a candidate and that’s incumbent President Nicos Anastasiades, who is expected to officially announce his re-election bid in October.
Not to mention that the 57-year-old rector’s candidacy would aim to attract the undecided and disillusioned voters who can’t stand the “rotten system” fed by the island’s political parties.