Cypriot parliament rejected (marginally) yesterday the bill for the privatization of public organizations leading the Cypriot bailout program to a dead end. Lenders have set this bill as a term to give the 1.5 billion euros lending dose to Cyprus. Meanwhile, outside the parliament thousands gathered to demonstrate against privatizations, demanding the rejection of the bill, while workers in public organizations (CYTA, ports, Electriciy Authority of Cyprus) went on strike.
There were five neutral votes by MPs of the government coalition party DIKO, something which was crucial for the final result. Cyprus appears that is facing now also a political crisis, as DIKO decided to withdraw from the coalition government of Anastasiadis administration, as, according to some information, disagreed on the nature of negotiations with the Turkish-Cypriot side for the unification of Cyprus.
Cypriots dared to say "no" to the lenders, exposing further the Greek government. No one knows how long will last the resistance against European neoliberal economic empire this time, as Cyprus is left alone without any support on this economic crisis. According to recent information, Troika rejected a change concerning the tenure of jobs in semi-state organizations.