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Greens will not back a candidate in the second round

Cyprus Greens, Environmentalists' Movement

The Green party decided not to back either of the two remaining candidates on Sunday’s presidential election after the electoral conference returned a split vote.

Akel-backed Andreas Mavroyiannis secured 44.3 per cent in favour, followed by Nikos Christodoulides’ 32.8 per cent. Blank ballots accounted for 21.3 per cent.

The party would have backed a candidate had they secured 60 per cent of the vote, but with no such outcome the party advised a free vote.

The party also called on members of the electoral conference not to publicly participate in the campaign and not to partake in celebrations of the eventual victor.

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