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Abstention at record levels (update 4)

The six newly elected Cypriot MEP's from l-r: Demetris Papadakis, Neoclis Silikiotis, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Christos Stylianides, Eleni Theocharous, Costas Mavrides

Chief Returning Officer announced the final results of the European elections:

Registered voters: 606.916 of which 266.891 casted their votes. The turnout reached 43.97%

Left – wing AKEL party received 26,98% (69,852 votes), Democratic Party 10,83% or 28,044, right wing ruling DISY 37,75% (97,732), National Popular Front ELAM 2,69% (6,957), Citizens Alliance 6,78% (17,549), Social Democrats Movement EDEK/Environmentalists and Ecologists Movement 7,68% (19,894), DRASY – EYLEM 0,86% (2,220), Animal Party Cyprus 0,88% (2288), Message of Hope 3,83% (9,907), Socialist Party Cyprus 0,11% (278), independent Andreas Efstratiou 0,18%, Theodoulou Theodoulos 0,03%, Ioannou Andreas 0,11%, Kyriakou Kostas (Utopos) 0,13%, Levent Sener 1,05%, Minas Michalis 0,08%, Stavrou Loukas 0,03% and Christoforou Adamos 0,03%.

The six newly-elected Cypriot Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are:
Eleni Theocharous and Christos Stylianides of ruling right-wing Democratic Rally (DISY) party, Takis Hadjigeorgiou and Neoclis Sylikiotis of left-wing AKEL party, Costas Mavrides of the Democratic Party (DIKO) and Demetris Papadakis of Social Democrats Movement EDEK that cooperated in the elections with the Ecologists-Environmentalists Movement.
With 100% of the votes counted the (unofficial) results are as follows:

DISY : 37.78% (2)
AKEL: 26.87% (2)
DIKO: 10.86% (1)
EDEK & Ecologists-Environmentalists Movement: 7.69% (1)
CITIZEN’ALLIANCE: 6.78% (0)
In brackets how the six seats are allocated

 

Polling stations closed as planned at 18.oo  according to Chief Returning Officer Constantinos Nicolaides with an estimated 42%-43% of the electorate casting their votes.

Cyprus’ TV stations announced their exit polls for the elections as soon as voting ended.

The exit polls are as follows:

ANT1 TV
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Ruling – right wing Democratic Rally party (DISY) 35%-39%
Left – wing AKEL 25%-29%
Democratic Party 9%-12%
Social-democrats EDEK party/Ecologists and Environmentalists Party 8%-11%
Citizens` Alliance 6%-9%
Message of Hope 3,5%-5,5%

CYBC
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Ruling – right wing Democratic Rally party (DISY) 36,5%-39,5%
Left – wing AKEL 25,5%-28,5%
Democratic Party 10%-12,5%
Social-democrats EDEK party/Ecologists and Environmentalists Party 7,5%-9,5%
Citizens` Alliance 6,5%-8,5%
Message of Hope 4%-5.30%
National Popular Front 1,5%-3%
Others 1,5%-2,5%

MEGA TV
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Ruling – right wing Democratic Rally party (DISY) 34,5 – 40,5 %
Left – wing AKEL 21,5 – 27,5 %
Democratic Party 8,0 – 13,0 %
Social-democrats EDEK party/Ecologists and Environmentalists Party 6,5 – 10,5 %
Citizens` Alliance 5,5 – 9,5 %

Message of Hope 2,0 – 6,0 %
National Popular Front1,0 – 4,0 %
Others 3,0 – 7, 0 %

SIGMA TV
———–
Ruling – right wing Democratic Rally party (DISY) 34-38%
Left – wing AKEL 24-28%
Democratic Party 9,6-12,4%
Social-democrats EDEK party/Ecologists and Environmentalists Party 7,3-9,7%
Citizens` Alliance 5,2-7,4%
Message of Hope 2,7-4,7%
National Popular Front 2-4%
Others 4-6%

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