George Solomou was elected new General Secretary of centre party Diko following in-house elections on Sunday.

Solomou won with of 48.1 per cent of the votes (3,359 votes), the party announced.

Chrysanthos Savvides, Michalis Damianou and Neophytos Charalambides were elected or re-elected to the position of vice-presidents with 4,938, 4,607 and 3,606 votes, respectively.

Chief Electoral Officer Phytos Constantinou, in a ceremony at the Nicosia State Fair announced the top party leadership.

Chairman of the party, Nicolas Papadopoulos, Deputy Chairwoman Christiana Erotokritou and general organiser Phytos Constantinou, were all re-elected after running uncontested.

The island wide party elections attendance rate amounted to 35.3 per cent, which corresponds to 7,395 out of a total of 20,977 registered members, the party stated.