Cyprus re-elect Pres. Anastasiades for new term

ANKARA, Cypriot voters re-elected President Nicos Anastasiades for another five-year term after winning in the final round with 55.99 percent of the votes, against independent candidate Satavros Malas who gained 44.01 percent of the votes.

The official Cyprus News Agency (CNA) said turnout was 73 percent, from 550,876 eligible voters.

Earlier, Cypriot voters started heading to the polls in the second and last round of elections for choosing the island country’s eighth president.

In the first round of balloting, held last Sunday, Anastasiades won 35.5 percent and his contender took 30.3 percent.

The new president, who will serve until 2023, will hold an extraordinary session at the parliament for inauguration on February 28th.

Source: kuwait News Agency