News Local Chief Returning Officer gives final instructions for European Elections

Chief Returning Officer gives final instructions for European Elections

Chief Returning Officer Kypros Kyprianou has given the final instructions to political parties, coalitions and independent candidates, as well as the voters, ahead of Sunday’s European Elections in Cyprus, and has called on all voters to exercise their right to vote.

Speaking at a press conference, Kyprianou said that these elections have the largest number of registered voters and the largest number of candidates, political parties and coalitions.

Kyprianou said there were 641,181 registered voters, of whom 549,011 are Greek Cypriots, 81,611 Turkish Cypriots and 10,559 EU citizens.

The voters in Nicosia are 217,649, Limassol 154,496, Larnaca 95,099, Paphos 54,288 and Famagusta 32,652. There are also 6,135 voters who will be voting abroad.

A total of 1,095 polling stations have been set up across the government-controlled areas of the Republic, including 50 for Turkish Cypriots living in the Turkish-occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus, who have the right to vote.

A total of 7,000 persons will be on duty on Sunday, including 309 unemployed graduates, civil servants, Police officers and staff from other services.

Polling stations have also been set up for Greek Cypriots enclaved in the Turkish-occupied areas.

The results of voting in Cyprus are expected to be ready at 2030 local time and will be announced at midnight.

Kyprianou reminded the candidates, political parties and coalitions, as well as the media, that the pre-election period ends on Friday night.

Voters are able to find their polling station online at or by telephone at 77772212.

Polling stations will open at 0700 local time and close at 1800, with a one-hour break from 1200 till 1300.

Special arrangements have been made at polling stations for persons with disabilities.

Kyprianou pointed out the importance of the European Elections, noting that the European Parliament was the only European institution the members of which were elected directly by the people. He added that its directives are incorporated in national law and regulate almost all aspects of the citizens’ lives.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Read more:

Top Stories

COVID-19: Average age in Cyprus is 31 (tables)

Here are the infographics, by the Ministry of Health, with statistics on the course of the coronavirus until September 17, 2020. The average age...

“Diplomacy now has the floor”, Erdogan says in Twitter post

A 180° turn is observed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, as shown by his recent post on a popular microblogging site, has decided to...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 30.55 million, death toll at 951,051

More than 30.55 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 951,051 have died, according to a Reuters...

Man, 28, arrested for possession of cannabis

A man, aged 28, from Limassol, was arrested in Nicosia on Saturday night for possession of approximately one kilo of cannabis, police said on...

UK’s Johnson to levy 10,000 pound fine on COVID-19 rule-breakers

People in England who break new rules requiring them to self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19 will face...


Swordfish with aubergines

To toast the sesame seeds: place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over low heat and stir until you begin to smell...

Chicken with okra and bulgur wheat

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the okra until golden. Remove the okra, lay out in an oven tray and sprinkle with...


Just a little before serving, heat the broth and add the ravioli. (If the ravioli is frozen you don’t have to defrost). Heat them...

Seafood kebab with avocado salad

Place the mussels, shrimps and salmon in a bowl together with tarragon and lemon zest. Season and cover, keeping in the fridge for 15...