Cyprus

Smaller parties gain in general election


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The main parties all dropped a few seats in yesterday’s general election with those seats going to smaller parties.

The centre-right Democratic Rally (DISY) dropped two seats to take 18 seats and the left-wing Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) dropped four seats to take 15 seats.

The centrist Democratic Party (DIKO) dropped one seat to take eight seats and the centre-left Movement for Social Democracy (EDEK) dropped one seat to take four seats.

The new right-wing Solidarity Movement (KA) won three seats as did the centre-left Citizens’ Alliance fighting its first election. The centre-left Ecological and Environmental Movement also took three seats, an increase of two seats. The far right National Popular Front (ELAM) took two seats for the first time.

Turnout was 66.74% down on the 78.70 turnout of the 2011 general election.

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