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 turnout in the Nicosia district was 37.4%, compared to 39% in the first round, 48.1 % in the second round of the presidential elections of 2008 and 36% in the parliamentary elections of 2011.

In the Limassol district, the turnout was 37.7%, compared to 29.5% in the first round, 45% in the second round of the presidential elections of 2008 and 46% in the parliamentary elections of 2011.

In the Famagusta district, the turnout was 38.3%, compared to 37.9% in the first round, 51.1% in the second round of the presidential elections of 2008 and 35% in the parliamentary elections of 2011.

In the Larnaca district, the turnout was 39.4%, compared to 42.4% in the first round, 50.5% in the second round of the presidential elections of 2008 and 39% in the parliamentary elections of 2011.

In the Paphos district, the turnout was 33.2%, compared to 37% in the first round, 52.1% in the second round of the presidential elections of 2008 and 40% in the parliamentary elections of 2011.

In polling stations abroad, the turnout was 14.1%, compared to 16% in the first found and 14% in the parliamentary elections of 2011.

Polling stations, which opened at 0700 local time, closed at 1200 for a one-hour break and will reopen at 1300 until 1800. The presiding officer of each polling station may extend the closing time to 2100, if voters who arrived in time are still waiting to vote

Leave a Reply