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.


Cabinet to block pay demands before 2023 vote

The Cabinet decided to freeze any new off-budget claims and requests from November 1 until the February presidential elections to ensure fiscal discipline and avert any electoral influence, said Finance Minister Constantinos

Who is your vote going to?

With the next presidential elections just around the corner, there is concern about whom to vote for and which party supports the individual candidates. As the voting system is, it limits the


A tale of three candidates

Three are three frontrunners in the upcoming elections in Cyprus next February, according to recent polls. But only one is holding the lead with a considerable margin of safety. Nicos Christodoulides is


MPs urged to vote for justice reform

Justice Minister Stephie Dracos argued that Cyprus’ notoriously slow justice system would be fast-tracked provided MPs passed three much-needed reform bills reshaping the court system. The three bills tabled by Dracos’ ministry

Vote on anti-corruption agency looms

Plans to establish a national anti-corruption agency to conduct real-time audits on politicians and their asset declarations will be voted on by MPs on Thursday. The move comes just weeks after MPs

Turkish Cypriots vote amid turmoil

Turkish Cypriots head for a general election on Sunday, with the Cyprus problem low on the political agenda due to the worsening economic situation and coronavirus. The community is conducting an early

56 new Cyprus MPs sworn in

Cyprus on Monday swore in its 56 new MPs following the parliamentary elections, in which ruling DISY and main opposition AKEL lost one seat each, while smaller parties gained seats. The night

Far-right ELAM make gains in Cyprus vote

Cyprus’ ruling DISY held its position as the largest party while ultranationalist ELAM gained more votes to become a major force after voting in parliamentary elections on Sunday. ELAM – doubling their