NewsLocalFebruary 2023 presidential elections hopefuls formally submit their candidacy on Thursday

February 2023 presidential elections hopefuls formally submit their candidacy on Thursday

Thursday is the day when a record number of 14 hopefuls for the February 2023 presidential elections in Cyprus are formally submitting their candidacy.

This takes place at the Filoxenia conference centre in Nicosia between 8am and noon.

The first round of the presidential elections will take place on February 5.

If no candidate secures more than 50 per cent of the votes, a runoff will be held a week later.

There are three main candidates: ruling-Disy backed Averof Neophytou, main opposition Akel-backed independent Andreas Mavroyiannis, and Diko and Edek backed independent Nikos Christodoulides.

Also running, as independents, are Achilleas Demetriades, Yiorgos Kolokassides, and Constantinos Christofides. Along with far-right Elam leader Christos Christou.

The other candidates are Andreas Efstratiou, Loucas Stavrou, Celestina De Petro, Andronikos Zervides, Alexios Savvides, Charalambos Aristotelous, and Julia Hovrina Komninos.

Approximately 561,000 voters are registered to vote in the upcoming elections during which some 1,150 polling stations, 35 abroad, will operate.

Some 10,737 overseas voters expressed the desire to vote, and polling stations will operate in 25 cities, most of which are in Greece and the United Kingdom.

Greek polling stations will operate in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Ioannina, Komotini, Larissa, Patras, Heraklion and Rethymno.

UK polling stations will operate in Glasgow, Leeds, two locations in London (the High Commission building and the Cypriot Community Centre in North London), Manchester, Birmingham, and Bristol.

Polls will also open in Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg, Sofia, Stockholm, The Hague, New York, and Dubai.

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