Anastasiades’s right-wing Democratic Rally party, with 20 seats in the 56-member parliament, needs the support of other factions for the vote to pass. It was unclear whether even his coalition partners, the Democratic Party, would fully support the levy.
Cyprus’s Communist party AKEL, accused of stalling on a bailout during its tenure in power until the end of February, would vote against the measure. The socialist Edek party called EU demands „absurd”.
„This is unacceptably unfair and we are against it,” said Adonis Yiangou of the Greens Party, the smallest in parliament but a potential swing vote.
Pana acum, cei 25 cu maro (comunistii), rosu (socialistii) si verdele (ecologistul) din 56 au anuntat clar ca sunt contra. Partidul popular/conservator al presedintelui Anastasiades are 20 de locuri, partidul european 2 iar partenerul de coalitie de centru alte 9. Total 56 locuri. Le trebuie minim 29 voturi pentru. Situatia e tare incurcata. Vedem maine…