Analysis

Nicos Anastasiades, the candidate from the EPP affiliated Democratic Party (DISY) was re-elected as President in February 2018 for a second 5-year term. He beat off the challenge of Stavros Malas of the communist Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) . Under the constitution, the President is both head of state and head of government

The 1st round of the presidential elections saw the centre-right DISY win 35%, followed by the communist AKEL on 30% and centrist DIKO on 25%. All other parties polled below 5%.  This compares to the last elections for the House of Representatives on 22 May 2016, where the President’s DISY party came out on top with 30% of the vote, followed by the communist AKEL (25%), centrist DIKO (14.5%) and Socialist EDEK (6.8%).

Σήμερα βρισκόμαστε στη Λεμεσό όπου εξηγούμε σε φοιτητές του ΤΕΠΑΚ τη θεσμική εκστρατεία ενόψει των ευρωεκλογών της 26ης Μαΐου. Μαζί μας κ εθελοντές!

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Human rights situation in the Arab Peninsula: @EP_HumanRights & DARP hold exchange of views with participation among others of Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of Saudi journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, killed in 2018 at Saudi consulate in Turkey. Live at 12:00: https://t.co/ONXPrvcvFo

Further debates on different aspects of the European Semester between national parliamentarians and members of the European Parliament continue at 18:15 Cyprus time. Live: https://t.co/ie8amiI0ou

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