Archive for February, 2013

EasyJet secured backing despite Sir Stelios opposition

Airline easyJet secured backing for its pay plans and chairman’s re-election, despite opposition from founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou amid a row over strategy.

The entrepreneur, who with his family holds 37% of easyJet’s shares, voted against the re-election of Sir …

Police remain on alert after Cyprus elections

Cyprus Police remain on alert on Monday, following Sunday’s second round of presidential elections.

Police Spokesman Andreas Angelides told CNA today that the Police are fully satisfied with yesterday’s operation to secure a smooth election process.

Angelides said that a …

Cyprus President elect to be sworn in on February 28

Nicos Anastasiades, who was elected President of the Republic of Cyprus in Sunday’s second round of presidential elections, will be sworn in on February 28, during a special session at the House of Representatives.

Director General of the House Socrates …

Stavros Malas extremely honored by election result

Stavros Malas, who ran for the presidency in today’s run off election, said the result he achieved was admirable under the circumstances, as he publicly congratulated Nicos Anastasiades on becoming the 7th President of the Republic of Cyprus.

“We …

President elect Nicos Anastasiades – CV

The newly-elected President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, was born in Pera Pedi village, in Limassol District on 27 September 1946.

He has studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and his postgraduate studies are …

President Christofias congratulates Anastasiades on election victory

Outgoing President of the Republic Demetris Christofias has contacted President elect Nicos Anastasiades.

An official press release says that President Christofias telephoned Anastasiades at 1900 local time (1700 GMT) and congratulated him on his election to the Presidency of the …

Anastasiades wins Cyprus election

Presidential elections – Results island wide at 100%

The results island wide in the presidential elections with 100% counted are as follows:

Registered voters: 545.493

Votes cast:        445.009 (81.58%)

Abstention:        100.484 (18.42%)

Valid:                 412.232 (92.63%)

Void:                14.737 (3.31%)

Blank:               18.040 …

Increased security measures for investiture of president elect

Chief of Police Michalis Papageorgiou has said that increased security measures will be in place for the investiture of the new President of the Republic, at “Eleftheria Stadium” in Nicosia, and for the celebrations of his supporters.

In statements to …

Voter turnout at 36.9% by 1200 Cyprus time

Voter turnout stood at 36.9% at 1200 local time (1000 GMT) in the second round of presidential elections in Cyprus, compared to 38.9% in the first round last Sunday, Chief Returning Officer Andreas Assiotis announced.

By 1200 local time, the …

Polling stations open in UK for Cyprus elections

Voting in the United Kingdom for Cyprus` presidential elections began smoothly at 0800 local time (1000 Cyprus time) at all polling stations set up for Cypriot citizens.

A total of 13 polling stations have been set up in London, Manchester, …