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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Cyprus

· Official EE19 website

https://euroelections2019.gov.cy/el

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

no

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

6/6

· Current government

Democratic Rally (EPP) President Nicos Anastasiades government since January 2018 - second term


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

yes

· Number of constituencies

1

· Preferential vote

yes, up to two (2) open preferences

· Postal vote

no

· Advanced vote

no

· Threshold to get elected

1.8 % by law, 16.6 % in practice for 6 seats

· Day of EE19

Sunday, 26 May

· Opening time of polling stations

06.00 CET

· Closing time of polling stations

17.00 CET

· Exit polls

17.00 CET

· Official announcement of first results

23.00 CET - official final results

· Provisional final results expected

19:30 CET


VOTERS


· Total

641 181 incl. 549 011 Greek Cypriots, 1611 Turkish Cypriots and 10 559 EU citizens

· Minimum age

18

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

13

· Candidates (total)

72

· Female candidates %

20 women candidates represent 27.77% (17 Greek Cypriot and 3 Turkish Cypriot)

50 % women representation only in two tickets: People's Alliance - Movement of Ecologists-Environmentalists (Συμμαχία – Οικολόγοι) which is a GC coalition of 2 parties and the TC Jasmine Movement (Κίνημα Γιασεμί)

· Legal minimum age

21

· Parties with candidates in the elections (no lead candidates)
(in bold those represented in outgoing EP)

)ΔΗΣΥ Δημοκρατικός Συναγερμός - Democratic Rally

ΑΚΕΛ-Αριστερά-Νέες Δυνάμεις - AKEL Progressive Party of Working People

ΔΗΚΟ Δημοκρατικό Κόμμα - DIKO Democratic Party

ΕΔΕΚ Κίνημα Σοσιαλδημοκρατών - EDEK Movement of Social democrats

Συμμαχία Πολιτών/Οικολόγοι - Citizens’ Alliance/Ecologists

ΕΛΑΜ Εθνικό Λαϊκό Μέτωπο - ELAM National Popular Front

ΔΗΠΑ Δημοκρατική Παράταξη - DIPA Democratic Alignment

Κίνημα Γιασεμί - Jasmine Movement

Πατριωτικό Κίνημα - Patriotic Movement

ΕΑΚ Εθνικιστικό Απελευθερωτικό Κίνημα - EAK Nationalist Liberation Movement

Κόμμα για τα Ζώα Κύπρου - Animal Party Cyprus

ΟΑΔ Οργάνωση Αγωνιστών Δικαιοσύνης- Union of Fighters for Justice

Σοσιαλιστικό Κόμμα Κύπρου - Socialist Party of Cyprus


3 independent candidates:


Charis Aristeidou

Chrysanthos Mardapittas

Michalis Paraskeva

Full list of candidates available here.

· MEPs re-running
(no lead candidates)

Lefteris Christoforou (EPP)

Costas Mavrides (S&D)

Dimitris Papadakis (S&D)

Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL)

Eleni Theocharous (ECR)


RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

DISY

2

37.75 %

AKEL

2

26.98 %

DIKO

1

10.83 %

EDEK

1

7.68 %

Alliance

0

6.78 %

Message of Hope

0

3.83 %

ELAM

0

2.69 %

DRASI-EYLEM

0

0.86 %

Other parties

0

2.60 %


TURNOUT 2014

43.97 %