Presidential elections in the Republic of Cyprus were officially proclaimed today by the Minister of Interior and will take place on February 17. An eventual second round is set for a week later, on February 24. The Minister also appointed today the Chief Returning Officer Andreas Assiotis and the rest of the Returning Officers in Cyprus’ election districts and abroad. According to an announcement by the Office of the Chief Returning Officer, Interior Minister Eleni Mavrou has set January 18th as the date for the submission of candidacies by the contestants for the Presidential Elections, according to a decree published today in the official gazette.
It is added that in case of more than one candidacy, elections will take place on Sunday, February 17, with a run off election, if necessary, on February 24.
In another announcement it is added that the Minister of Interior appointed today Andreas Assiotis as the Chief Returning Officer, with a decree published today in the official gazette. With the same decree, the Minister also appointed the Assistant Chief Returning Officer, as well as the Returning Officers in the election districts of Cyprus and abroad.
Full Article: Cyprus Presidential elections proclaimed for February 17.