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Nicos Anastasiades re-elected President for a fresh five year term, Chief Returning Officer says
CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 04/02/2018 21:24

Incumbent President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has been re-elected President for a new five year term.

In the run-off election that took place on Sunday, Anastasiades, backed by the ruling Democratic Rally (DISY) party, secured 215.281 votes or 55.99% of the vote.

Stavros Malas, whom Anastasiades faced in the second round of the 2013 elections as well, backed by the left wing party AKEL, totalled 169.243 votes or 44, 01%. The abstention rate was 26.03%, 2.65% of the votes were invalid, and 2.99% of the ballots were blank.

Valid ballots were 384,524 or 94.37%.

The Chief Returning Officer Kypros Kyprianou told the press tonight that the elections run smoothly and at 19.23 local time (17.23 GMT) they were ready to announce the final results, after polling ended at 1800.

In the run off election a t


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