Greece at crossroads as country votes

As Greece heads for a general election on Sunday, the government’s management of the economy, the alternative paths of economic success, and promises of wellbeing by opposition parties are under scrutiny. The

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Erdogan survives litmus test

Turkey is heading for a runoff vote on May 28, as incumbent President Tayyip Erdogan unexpectedly led over his opposition rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the first round of elections. As state news

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

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

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Record 14 candidates in presidential race

Fourteen candidates formally joined the race on Thursday to become Cyprus’s next president in an election next month dominated by the island’s decades-old division, irregular migration and corruption scandals. Cyprus has a

Cypriots vote for next Archbishop

Cypriot churchgoers will cast their vote Sunday for the next leader of the Cyprus Orthodox Church following the death of Archbishop Chrysostomos II. Ballots open at 10 am, after Sunday mass, with

Russians excluded from Archbishop vote

According to a Holy Synod decision, Russian Orthodox Christians living in Cyprus will be excluded from the Archbishopric elections on 18 December. It overturns initial plans to allow anyone Christian Orthodox and

Six bishops contest Church leadership

Six bishops are contesting to become the next Archbishop of the Cyprus Church after they submitted their candidacies for the 18 December vote. Commissioner for the archbishopric elections Ioannis Charilaou said there

Vote for Archbishop on 18 December

The Holy Synod announced voting for the new leader of the Cyprus Church would be held on 18 December after Archbishop Chrysostomos II was laid to rest. Caretaker of the throne, Paphos

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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