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Monday, February 25, 2008

Communists Conquer Cyprus

From Stuff

a href=Communist party leader Demetris Christofias has won Cyprus' presidential election after pledging to revive talks to re-unite his Greek-Cypriot south side of the island with the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.

Final results showed Christofias won 53.36 per cent of the vote, becoming the island's first communist president, albeit a communist who accepts the country's market economy. His right-wing rival Ioannis Kassoulides had 46.64 per cent.

Soviet-educated Christofias believes strongly in Cypriot, rather than ethnic identities. He says he wants resumption of talks with Turkish Cypriots through a UN process.

Christofias, 61, will be the only avowed communist leader in the 27-member European Union.

Although proud to declare himself a communist, he says he will not tamper with the free market economy. His AKEL party still boasts busts of Lenin and red flags at its headquarters but it also owns a number of large lucrative businesses on the island.

According to Wikipedia

Dimitris Christofias studied at the Institute of Social Sciences and the Academy of Social Sciences in Moscow from 1969 to 1974 from which it is claimed that he graduated with the Diploma and degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History (Ph.D.History).

After South African President Thabo Mbeki, Demetris Christofias is the second Commonwealth leader believed to have studied at the Soviet Union's prestigious training school for future leaders.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the Domino Effect all over again I tell you.


8:42 PM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

Jesus, these bastards just keep on working that Democracy Bitch don't they ?

Have you ever stopped to think that this evil "recurrence" might just go to establishing that you're an immature little fellow who's happy only as long as he's getting "his way" ?

Never mind good folk. I was able to establish just recently, aid of a very prosaic Hewlett Packard, that Trev's blog only gets 0.1414352 of a live person response to any one article he cares to put up.

And of course, it's actually less when you take away the 170% of a person reflected in my once in a while contributions.

Kia Ora !

8:51 PM  
Anonymous STF said...

this coupled with the Left Party breakthrough in Hamburg, Germany, has got the comrades at UNITYblog excited, Trev.

10:36 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

Say Steve, would you support a democratically elected leader if it happen to be a neo-Nazi by any chance? With your support of Hugo Chavez and now this fellow who is running Cyprus, I'm probably sure you would.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orthodox church has much apology to make in Western World: protocommunist massacres by Palamite Zealotes under Hesychast hyperventilatory halucinations, Cantacuzene taxation driving farmers to embrace Turks, Komyakoviac Obshchina giving birth to soviet communism as reactionary casuistry opposing Napoleon's defeudalization, Cosmus Aitalius being patron originator of of modern genocide as seen by the massacre of Turks in Crete by Venizelos. And their hypnotic brainwashing incantations are designed to make theirf locks into terrorists. Is all masochistic because reject Original Sin.

6:01 AM  

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