Cyprus’ six new MEPs officially instated (pics)

Chief Returning Officer, Dr Elikkos A. Elia, has officially instated the six new Cypriot members of the European Parliament, following last weekend’s elections.

He said that based on the ranking of the voting results and the ranking of the candidates, after counting the preference crosses, he declares as elected members of the European Parliament the following: 1. Fidias Panayiotou (independent) 2. Loucas Fourlas (DISY Democratic Rally), 3. Giorgos Georgiou (Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL - Social Alliance, 4. Michalis Hadjipantela (DISY), 5. Costas Mavrides (Democratic Party DIKO) and 6. Geadis Geadi (National Popular Front ELAM).

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Based on the results, DISY secures two seats, AKEL one seat (lost one), DIKO keeps one seat, ELAM gains a seat for the first time and independent Fidias Panayiotou who had the most of the preference crosses is elected MEP for the first time.

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DISY crossed the finish line first with 24.8% or 91,316 votes, AKEL followed with 21.67% or 79,163 votes, Fidias Panayiotou received 19.4% or 71,330 votes, ELAM 11.2% or 41,215 votes and DIKO 9.7% or 35,815 votes.

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The rest of the parties running in the elections did not manage to elect an MEP.

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EDEK lost its seat, which it has held since Cyprus' accession to the EU 20 years ago, receiving 5.1% or 18,681 votes. Volt Cyprus, a new party, got 2.9% or 10,777 votes, Democratic Alliance (DIPA) received 2.2% or 7,988 votes, Ecologists Movement - Citizens Cooperation (Green Party) 1.3% or 4,742 votes, Active Citizens, Hunters Movement 1.2% or 4,603 votes, Animal Party Cyprus 0.3% or 1,013 votes, National Action Movement 0.3% or 719 votes, Andronikos Zervides 0.1% or 444 votes and Niki also 0.1% or 389 votes.

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(Source & Photos: PIO)

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