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15-05-2018 10:43 | Read 98 times

Former president will not back own daughter in local elections

A surprise Democrat Party (DP) candidate for Lefkoşa mayor won’t have her father’s support when she stands for the role in local elections on June 24.

Former president will not back own daughter in local elections

Gencay Eroğlu, the former head of the Prime Ministry’s Youth Department, was named on Wednesday after DP’s original nominee, Okyay Sadıkoğlu, withdrew “for personal reasons”.

Ms Eroğlu is the daughter of former president and prime minister and long-time National Unity Party (UBP) leader Derviş Eroğlu, who said on Thursday he “would not say ‘yes’ to her candidacy”, but would be backing for mayor former Cyprus Turkish Football Federation head Hasan Sertoğlu, who has been adopted as UBP’s candidate in Lefkoşa.

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