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Britons to be removed from Cyprus electoral roll post-Brexit

Thousands of Britons living in Cyprus will be struck off electoral rolls, not only for the European Parliament but also for local elections which could bring changes to some municipalities and communities, Phileleftheros reported on Tuesday.

It said that the names will be taken off the voters’ list once Britain exits the EU.

As a first step, some 1,500 Britons who voted in the European Parliament elections of 2014 will be removed from the lists, to be followed by those who voted in local elections, head of the election service Demetris Demetriou told the House Interior Committee yesterday.

He said that a total of 7712 EU citizens had voted in the 2014 European Parliament elections, of whom 1500 were British. He added that some 16,000 EU citizens had voted in the 2016 local elections, the majority of them Britons.

Interior Committee president Eleni Mavrou said that Britons and other EU residents who live in Cyprus prefer to vote in local elections here, but to vote in their countries for MEP.

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