Christodoulides takes lead into election runoff

Former foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides took the lead in Cyprus’ presidential election on Sunday and will face off against leftist-backed candidate Andreas Mavroyiannis in a runoff on February 12. Christodoulides, running as

Helicopters, drones for election security

Police will deploy helicopters and drones to ensure that Presidential elections run smoothly on Sunday. Police spokesperson Christos Andreou said around 2000 officers would be deployed during the day along with helicopters

An election of zero expectations

As the government stumbles along, to avoid making any hard, unpopular decisions, it’s trying to garner maximum credit for any modicum of success achieved in the past decade. It goes without saying


Turkish Cypriot pro-solution powers revival

Local election results in the north have signalled that pro-solution powers are alive and kicking, as opposition parties overwhelmingly won the majority of mayorships, analysts said. The social democrat Republican Turkish Party

The folly of Cyprus politics

Liberal democracies thrive only if the parties that make up their political system abide by fundamental liberal principles. Freedom of elections is one of them. But how candidates are selected is a


Presidential election one-man race

Centre-right-backed Nikos Christodoulides maintains a commanding lead in the 2023 Presidential Elections in February, despite his rivals gaining some ground. According to the latest opinion poll commissioned by OMEGA TV, Christodoulides still

COVID has slipped off campaign menu

New COVID infections and hospitalisations have steadily increased this past month, with only 20% of those eligible getting jabbed with the updated vaccine for the ΒΑ.1, ΒΑ.4 and ΒΑ.5 subvariants of Omicron.

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