Greek candidates fail to win in first round

Anastasiadis and Malas will face runoff vote on February 24.

Greek candidates fail to win in first round

World Bulletin / News Desk

Greek Cypriots cast their ballots to elect the seventh leader of the administration in the southern side of the island on Sunday but none of the candidates won over 50 percent of vote needed to avoid the run-off vote on February 24.

Almost 454 thousand Greek Cypriots voted to elect their new leader among 11 candidates, 7 of whom are independent.

According to the count results, Nicos Anastasiadis, leader of the conservative and liberal Democratic Rally Party (DISY) won 45.46 percent of the vote while Stavros Malas, who is backed by the Communist party AKEL, got 26.91 percent share of the vote and independent candidate George Lillikas had a 24.93 percent share of the vote.

Anastasiadis and Malas will face runoff vote on February 24.

Last Mod: 18 Şubat 2013, 09:31
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