ATHENS (Sputnik) – Cypriot incumbent President Nicos Anastasiades won in the second round of the country’s presidential election gaining 55.99 percent of the vote, the Cypriot Interior Ministry said after 100 percent of ballots have been counted.
His rival Stavros Malas from the left-wing Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) was backed by 44.01 percent of the voters, the ministry said.
Anastasiades, who ran in the election as a candidate from the center-right Democratic Rally (DISY) party, thus secured a second five-year term as president of Cyprus.
The turnout at the vote was 73.97 percent.
The name of the president-elect will be officially announced during a special ceremony at 10 p.m. (20:00 GMT). The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for February 28.