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A 24-year-old blogger who has never been in politics became a member of the European Parliament from Cyprus

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun13,2024


Phidias Panayiotou with his father/

In Cyprus, 24-year-old blogger Phidias Panayiotou, who ran as an independent candidate, won a seat in the European Parliament. In total, six deputies were elected from the country.

Fidias Panagiotis said that his victory should stimulate the political establishment to “reset” relations with voters. This was reported by Cyprus Mail.

The blogger called his victory a miracle and announced that he would hold a celebratory party, inviting the public to choose a place.

When I announced my candidacy, I thought that my chances of winning were quite low. People asked me: “If you didn't believe in your victory, why did you take part in the elections?” Answer: if you believe in the importance of something, you must try, even if the odds are against you, he said.

He added that today is an important day not only for Cyprus, but also, perhaps, for the whole world. After all, this is probably the first time when a completely independent candidate was elected, who had nothing to do with a political party, but with social networks as the only weapon and nothing else. According to the blogger, perhaps this means that the moment has come for the world when a new chapter in the book of democracy begins. “.” he held a massive party in Nicosia's Eleftheria Square where he said: “We are making history. Not only in Cyprus, but also at the international level”.

Member of the European Parliament from Cyprus became a 24-year-old blogger who had never been in politics

Phidias Panayiotou/

Phidias Panayiotou has about 2.6 million subscribers on his YouTube channel since he started publish videos in 2019. Panayiotou announced his candidacy in January, admitting that he had no idea about politics or the European Union, but said he was ready to learn.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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