Category: runoff

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Cyprus election: Anastasiades faces Malas in runoff

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus – Voters in Cyprus are going to the polls in a runoff ballot to decide who will be the country’s next president. The race on Sunday pits incumbent Nicos Anastasiades, a conservative who won 35.5 percent in the first round, against Stavros Malas, a leftist-backed independent who came in second with…

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Cyprus election: Presidential speed ‘heads for runoff’

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus – The race for president in Cyprus appears will go to a runoff after incumbent conservative Nicos Anastasiades won the the first round but fell short of the 50 percent needed to gain an outright majority, according to early estimates. An exit poll on Sunday by the CyBC state broadcaster put…

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Zeman beats Drahos to take Czech presidential runoff

Prague – Anti-immigrant and populist incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman has won a second five-year term in a runoff election, beating his centre-left pro-EU rival Jiri Drahos in a close race. The outspoken pro-Russia, pro-China Zeman was declared the winner with 51.36 percent of the vote on Saturday. Opposition candidate Drahos, who garnered 48.44 percent…