Dali also sent a message of victory during a gathering organized by the friends and supporters of the candidacy of the President of DISY and candidate for the Presidency of the Republic Mr. Averof Neophytou.
During his speech, Mr. Neofytou focused particularly on the economy, stressing that “because I care, I put and we put our backs so that people have jobs today. From unemployment of 18% to almost full employment. Yes, we who are accused of being socially insensitive, through our correct policies we closed the social grocery stores, we supported the welfare state, we did the GESY which without a strong economy we would not have been able to have this social blessing, the greatest social conquest since 1960” .
Nor could we, added Averof Neophytou, have the widow’s pension for men, the increase in benefits, maternity and paternity leave.
We would not be able to strengthen the family by having the state pay up to 80% of the cost of nursery and toddler expenses.
“But we have a difference. We do not say much, we will or will not take actions beyond the capabilities of the economy, which in the end led those whom some wanted to help, even unintentionally, to financial bankruptcy. Instead of all the other candidates, I prefer another priority and that’s what I’ve been doing for decades in my political career. This is what the Clerical Alarm taught me, this is what Leontios taught me, this is what those who cared about the stability of the country taught me: To make sure that the country has a strong economy so that we can help those who are really in need”, concluded Averof Neofytou.