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Cypriots Elect New President

(GREEK NEWS AGENGA)  Demetris Christofias, AKEL party leader and President of the House of Representatives, won confortably Cyprus’ crucial presidential runoff with 53.36% of the vote, compared with 46.64% of former Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides. “We have a common vision… to reunite our people, Greeek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots,” Christofias said in victory speech Sunday.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, called Christofias to congratulate him and the two have agreed to meet at “earliest possible.” “We foresee a productive cooperation for the benefit of the two communities as well as for a viable and just solution to the problem,” Christofias stated. Continue reading

Presidensial Elections in Cyprus

(GREEK NEWS AGENGA)  A run-off election between Ioannis Kasoulides and Demetris Christofias will be held in Cyprus on February 24, after none of the Presidential candidates secured the required 50 percent +1 vote in Sunday’s Presidential election.
Incumbent President Tassos Papadopoulos thanked both his voters and his party for their support and offered his congratulations to  Kasoulides and Christofias for their success. The 2008 Presidential Election is the eleventh in the history of the Republic of Cyprus, and the President that will be elected will be the sixth, since the independence of Cyprus in 1960.