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Cypriots abstain from elections due to lost trust in politicians, institutions-poll

Most eligible voters in Cyprus abstain from the elections because they do not trust politicians and do not believe things will change no matter who is elected anyway.

This is what an opinion poll published by the Cyprus association of opinion poll and market research enterprises (Sedeak) on Tuesday shows.

Specifically, out of a total of 800 interviewees 55 per cent said people abstain from the elections because they do not trust politicians and 38 per cent believe things will not change no matter who is elected.

Moreover, another 29 per cent said people do not vote because of indifference.

Sedeak head Eleni Marangou who analysed the poll also said: “Through opinion polls carried out over  recent years it has become obvious that there is a decline in public confidence in institutions.”

And that  those who seem to have lost most of the trust of the people are the Legislature and the Executive, the Army and the Church.

At the same time, the poll showed that men in Cyprus are more ready to elect a female president than women.

Specifically, 63 per cent of males saif a female president could be accepted by society, compared with 57 per cent of women.

All in all, three out of five people polled said Cypriots are “ready to accept” a female president.

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