Cyprus right-centre DISY wins elections, Golden Dawn affiliate enters parliament


A handout photograph made available by the Cypriot Press and Information Office shows election workers counting votes at a polling station in Nicosia, Cyprus, 22 May 2016.

The Cypriot Democratic Rally (DISY) won the parliamentary elections in Cyprus as it came first with 30.69 percent. The Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) came second with 25,67 percent.

The Cypriot ruling right-centre Democratic Rally (DISY) won the parliamentary elections in Cyprus, gathering 30.69 percent of the popular vote.

The win of the DISY was expected but the two most striking news after Sunday’s elections was the entering of the National Popular Front (ELAM) in the parliament and the high level of abstention.

Abstention was recorded at 33.26 percent and according to Cypriot news agency Sigma Live one out of the three Cypriot voters didn’t go to vote either becau...

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