Only half of Cypriots intend to vote in June’s European Parliament elections in 2024, according to data collected by the Eurobarometer published on Wednesday.
Cypriots are the least likely of any voters in the European Union’s 27 member states to declare their intention to vote, and well below the bloc’s average of 68 per cent intending to vote.
The Danes are the most likely to intend to vote in June, with 86 per cent stating their wish to take part in the next European Parliament elections.
Despite their relative lack of intention to vote in June, 67 per cent of Cypriots said the country has benefited from joining the EU, only slightly fewer than the EU average of 72 per cent.
At the same time, a whopping 87 per cent of Cypriots say EU action has an impact on their everyday life, a considerable amount higher than the EU average of 70 per cent.
The news comes a day after the EU’s Representative Office in Cyprus announced that a total of 83,000 Turkish Cypriots have been automatically registered to vote in next June’s elections.
Turnout at the last European Parliament elections in 2019 was just shy of 43 per cent, including 5,604 Turkish Cypriots.