NICOSIA – Incumbent president Nicos Anastasiades (71) seems to be heading for victory in Greek Cypriot presidential elections. From exitpolls immediately after the closing of polling stations shows that he is between a 54.5 and 59,5 percent of the vote has been given.
The Greek-Cypriots could Sunday voting in the second and decisive round of the presidential election. Anastasiades takes it on against the leftist candidate Stavros Malas.
In the first election on the 28th of January got Anastasiades 35,51 percent of the votes and Malas 30,24 percent.
Cyprus was split by a Turkish invasion in 1974 after a brief Greece-inspired coup. The EU member state, has one of the world’s longest existing forces with Greek Cypriots in the south, and Turkish Cypriots in the north.
Peace talks were last year’s piece on the role that Turkey might play in a reunited Cyprus.