European Elections 2019: Voting running smoothly, turnout 7.3% at 1000 local time

Chief Returning Officer Kypros Kyprianou has announced that voting is running smoothly in Sunday’s European Elections in Cyprus, with the turnout at 1000 local time standing at 7.3%, compared to 6.4% in the European Elections of 2014, 10% at the Parliamentary Elections of 2016 and 10% at the Presidential Elections of 2018.

In Nicosia, the turnout was 10%, compared to 8% in the European Elections of 2014, 11% at the Parliamentary Elections of 2016 and 11% at the Presidential Elections of 2018.

In Limassol, the turnout was 6%, compared to 6%, 10% and 8% in the European Elections of 2014, the Parliamentary Elections of 2016 and the Presidential Elections of 2018 respectively, in Famagusta 7% compared to 5%, 10% and 9%, Larnaca 8% compared to 7%, 9% and 9%, Paphos 8% compared to 7%, 12% and 10%, voters abroad 5% compared to 4%, 7% and 7%.

At the special polling stations for Turkish Cypriots, the turnout was 1.3% compared to 0.4% in the European Elections of 2014.

The Chief Returning Officer pointed out the importance of the elections and called on all citizens to exercise their right to vote.

Source: Cyprus News Agency