Cyprus Presidential election 2018 voting live

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 Cyprus Presidential election 2018 Results Voting Live

Cyprus Presidential election Dates 2018

Cyprus Presidential election Date: 28 January 2018

Cyprus elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The election of the President is direct, by universal suffrage and secret ballot. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The election of a new President takes place before the expiration of the five-year period of office of the outgoing President so as to enable the newly elected President to be invested on the date that period expires.

Voting was compulsory and every citizen over the age of 18 had to vote, by law. On May 31, 2017, the cabinet approved a bill abolishing compulsory voting in elections, formally ending a law that has been inactive for years.

Cyprus Presidential election Voting Live 2018 

1.Candidates for election must be citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and over 35 years of age. If there is only one candidate for election, he is declared elected.

2.A candidate to be elected needs more than 50% of the votes validly cast. If none of the candidates attains the required majority the election is repeated on the corresponding day of the following week between the two candidates who received the greater number of votes.

3.If there is a vacancy in the office of Presidential, the vacancy is filled by a by-election taking place within a period not exceeding 45 days of the occurrence of such a vacancy.

Electoral system of Cyprus

The President of Cyprus is elected using the two-round system; if no candidate gets a majority in the first round of voting, a run-off will be held between the top two candidates.

Candidates for Cyprus Presidential election

  • Nicos Anastasiades, DISY
  • Giorgos Lillikas, Citizens' Alliance
  • Nikolas Papadopoulos, Democratic Party also endorsed by the Solidarity Movement and the Movement for Social Democracy
  • Stavros Malas, Progressive Party of Working People
  • Fivos Mavrovouniotis, Bondholders Association
  • Christos Christou, ELAM (Cyprus).

Cyprus Parties and leaders

Democratic Rally,

Progressive Party of, Working

Democratic Party,

Movement for Social Democracy.

Cyprus past election results 

Candidate and nominating parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Nicos Anastasiades – DISY 200,591 45.46 236,965 57.48
Stavros Malas – AKEL 118,755 26.91 175,267 42.52
Giorgos Lillikas – EDEK 109,996 24.93  
Giorgos Charalambous – ELAM 3,899 0.88
Praxoula Antoniadou – EDI 2,678 0.61
Makaria-Andri Stylianou – Independent 1,898 0.43
Lakis Ioannou – LASOK 1,278 0.29
Solon Gregoriou – Independent 792 0.18
Kostas Kyriacou – Independent 722 0.16
Andreas Efstratiou – Independent 434 0.10
Loukas Stavrou – Independent 213 0.05
Valid votes 441,212 100.00 412,232 100.00
Blank votes 4,460 0.98 18,040 4.05
Invalid votes 7,826 1.73 14,737 3.31
Turnout (out of 545,491 registered votes) 453,498 83.14 445,009 81.58



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