George Iordanou Politics, Philosophy and (not much) Real Life


Apathy is not the reason people don’t bother voting

The lack of interest in the forthcoming presidential elections in Cyprus is noteworthy. Contrary to previous elections, I don’t see people passionate about any of the three candidates (perfectly understandable) and I don’t hear heated political arguments for or against either of them. I reckon the abstention rate will be high. This, of course, is not to say that Cyprus is in any way special. After all, voters are disenchanted with formal politics everywhere and in particular where there are high levels of nepotism fueling distrust towards the political system as a whole. As a result, people who generally want little to do with formal politics often engage in alternative political action or end up supporting unorthodox (read: populist or radical) candidates. Others are just...

Article on the elections at DIKO published in TC newspaper

My previous article, titled Elections at DIKO: change of leadership, change of direction?, published the day after the elections at DIKO, briefly examines whether the outcome of the elections is going to affect the negotiations for the solution to the Cyprus problem. This article has been translated into Turkish and published in the Turkish Cypriot newspaper Kibris Postasi (Cyprus Post) in December 3rd. It took a while to upload but better late than never.

George Iordanou Politics, Philosophy and (not much) Real Life


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