Exit Polls :
|National parties||Percentage (%)|
|DISY – Democratic Rally (EPP)||31.80%|
|ΑΚΕL –Progressive Party of Working People (GUE)||26.00%|
|DIKO –Democratic Party (S&D)||11.90%|
|EDEK –Movement for Social Democrats EDEK (S&D)||9.80%|
|ELAM –National Popular Front||8.80%|
|DIPA – Democratic Alingment||4.10%|
|Symmaxia-Ecologist – Citizens Alliance-Movement of Ecologist||3.30%|
|Other parties – Other parties||4.30%|
Via New Europe
This is a summary of Politico’s and FT projections of the voting today in Cyprus:
Cyprus – The Projections
If turnout of 43.97 is maintained in this vote, Politico predicts DISY will beat second-placed AKEL by 13,408 votes. That is just 3.85% of the expected 348,002 expected non-voters.
Total number of seats is 6.
Cyprus – The Issues
Cypriot politicians fear that growing apathy, especially among young voters, could push participation below 50 per cent for the first time in a national vote. Cyprus is also expected to elect its first MEP from the Turkish Cypriot minority living in the north of the island.
In fact the 80,000 Turkish Cypriots registered to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections could tip the balance assuming they turn up in high enough numbers – a fact that has the ruling Disy party worried it may lose its top spot. (FT/Cyprus Times)