Greek Cypriots electing their leader in second round

Anastasiades is the favorite of the elections.

Greek Cypriots electing their leader in second round

World Bulletin / News Desk

Greek Cypriot administration is electing its leader on Sunday as each candidates failed to exceed 50 percent in the first round of voting on February 17.

Nicos Anastasiades of Democratic Rally (DISI) and Stavros Malas of Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) are competing in the second round of voting.

The voting has started at 7:00 a.m.

545,491 people will cast their votes in 1,139 ballot boxes. Voting will end at 6:00 p.m.

Anastasiades is the favorite of the elections. While he is criticised by Malas for supporting Annan Plan, Greek Cypriot church is supporting Anastasiades.

The new leader will formally begin term-in-office on February 28 after Demetris Christofias resigns.

Greek Cypriot administration is ruled by "presidential" system.

The new leader will rule Greek Cypriots for five years and will also chair Greek Cypriot side in Cyprus talks.

Anastasiades received 45.46 percent of votes, Malas received 26.91 percent of votes, while independent George Lillikas received 24.9 percent of votes in the first round of elections on February 17.

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