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

After election shocker AKEL leader to step down

Opposition communist AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou will step down after the party’s worst election showing in recent history, garnering 22.3% of the vote at Sunday’s election despite the government’s popularity nose-diving. He