Christodoulides wins Cyprus elections

Nicos Christodoulides, close associate of outgoing President Nicos Anastasiades, was elected the next president of the Republic, in a runoff on Sunday where he faced former diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis. Christodoulides, 49, received

ELAM not taking sides but doesn’t want AKEL

Extreme right party ELAM has decided not to endorse any candidate in Sunday’s presidential runoff but wants to prevent an AKEL government. Former foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides, 49, takes a slim lead

AKEL wants 90% windfall tax on RES profits

Main opposition party AKEL has tabled two bills targeting excess profits with a whopping 90% windfall tax on energy producers working with Renewable Energy Sources. The bills tabled by the left-wing party

On the campaign trail

The latest news on the campaign trail in the runup to the 2023 presidential elections is that leftist opposition AKEL seems to favour Andreas Mavroyiannis, a close associate of President Anastasiades whom


New AKEL leader has lots of convincing to do

Cyprus’ main opposition communists AKEL’s newly elected General Secretary, Stefanos Stefanou, has an uphill struggle to rebuild its image as the party of the left and defender of the working class. Stefanou,

AKEL new leader looks to reshape future

Cyprus’ main opposition party AKEL has a new leader, Stephanos Stephanou, elected Secretary-General by a strong majority at the end of a three-day party conference. Stephanou, 56, a former government spokesperson, replaces