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Heatwave does not stop Cyprus’ presidential elections hopefuls from campaigning hard

Heatwave or not the Mediterranean island’s three main February 2023 presidential elections candidates are campaigning hard in their bid to lure as many voters possible, Philenews reported on Monday.

The campaign is expected to reach its peak in September for ruling Disy’s leader Averof Neophytou, opposition Akel’s hopeful Andreas Mavroyiannis and centre Diko-socialist Edek-backed Nikos Christodoulides.

But their daily schedule is already full as the three are literally visiting all parts of Cyprus, taking part in events or social gatherings or visiting businesses or labour places.

Specifically, the elections will be held on Sunday February 5 and the runoff on Sunday February 12, the Interior Ministry has already announced.

The dates below are based on relevant provisions of the Constitution as well as those of legislation:

(a) On Friday, December 23, 2022 the Decree of the Minister of the Interior announcing the presidential elections will be issued.

(b) Tuesday, December 27, 2022 will be the last day for registration in the electoral roll, as well as for submitting a declaration for voting at polling centers abroad. A relevant bill will be submitted to the House of Representatives regarding overseas polling centers.

(c) On Thursday, January 5, 2023, nominations for the elections will be submitted.

(d) On Sunday, February 5, 2023, first round of voting will take place.

(e) On Sunday February 12, 2023, the runoff election will take place (it is unlikely that any candidate will win from the first round)

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