DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades won yesterday’s presidential vote but failed to garner the required majority and will now face off against AKEL-backed Stavros Malas in a runoff vote next Sunday.
Anastasiades won 45.46 per cent – some five percentage points short of an outright majority — with second-place Malas gaining 26.91 per cent.
EDEK-backed Giorgos Lillikas ended a close third with 24.93 per cent.
The two opponents will be busy this week trying to forge alliances that will hand them victory.
They will also try to woo some of the 92,000 – or 16.86 per cent — eligible voters who chose to abstain yesterday.Read More