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Dimitris Christofias, Former President of Cyprus, Dies at 72

The former President of the Republic of Cyprus Dimitris Christofias died on Friday afternoon at the age of 72. Christofias was hospitalized in Cyprus for several days, since he had been critically ill. During the last few days he was in...

Blank/White Vote in a Democracy

In a true democracy, a legitimate protest vote belongs to the people and not to political parties or to bad political systems for manipulation. It's a valid People's Veto against bad politics! If a Blank/White Vote were recognized by Parliament...

Cypriot Communist AKEL party Denounces Greek Jets Overfly in Cyprus Independence Parade

Cypriot main opposition, communist AKEL party, has accused President Nicos Anastasiades of militarising the Cyprus problem in the run up to the presidential elections, after two Greek Airforce jets overflew the military parade marking the island’s independence. Party spokesman Stephanos...

AKEL Leader Notes ‘Great Understanding’ Between Greece-Cyprus After Meeting With Tsipras

The issues that remain open in the ongoing Cyprus talks between the two communities on the island were discussed in a meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus’ AKEL general secretary Andros Kyprianou in Athens on Thursday,...

Moscow Wants No Guarantees But Real Solution to Cyprus Problem

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that in a future solution to the Cyprus problem no guarantees can be accepted, according to AKEL Secretary General Andros Kyprianou. Lavrov, Kyprianou says, has also made it clear that there cannot be...

Ultra-Right Party Wins Two Seats in Cyprus for First Time

The National Popular Front (ELAM) has won seats for the first time in Cyprus after Sundays' parliamentary elections. The Cypriot ultra-right party, which is fashioned after Greece's nationalist Golden Dawn party, won 3.7 percent of the votes and got two...

Cyprus Dispute: Leader of AKEL Party Meets Turkish PM, Says There is Still Work to Be Done

The leader of the main opposition party in Cyprus, leftwing AKEL member; Andros Kyprianou, has described as very interesting his meeting with Turkey's Prime Minister, adding that the road ahead towards a negotiated settlement in Cyprus is not going...

Cypriots Demonstrate in Favor of Greek ‘No’

Protesters outside the European Union House in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Saturday expressed their solidarity and support to the Greek people, as well as their disapproval of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund’s austerity policies. The crowd waved Cypriot and...

Bipartisan Discussion on Cyprus Problem in Nicosia, in February

The current situation, the developments in the island and the long-standing Cyprus problem will be tabled during a multi-day bipartisan meeting that is scheduled to be held in Nicosia, in February, under the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades,...

Cyprus Euro Ballot Notable For Its Absences

Cyprus elected its six MEPs without political surprise Sunday night, but only 44% of voters turned out, bringing the abstention rate to an unprecedented 56%. However, as many as 37,000 Turkish Cypriots were left out of the ballot due to supposed bureaucratic failings. Nevertheless, Republic of...