ElectionGudie

May 27, 2001 Held

428,981
Voted
Cyprus

Republic of Cyprus

Election for Vouli Antiprosopon (Cypriot House of Representatives)

Results

88%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:428,981
Valid Votes:410,987
Invalid Votes:10,188

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Progressive Party of the Working People 20 142,648

34.71%

Democratic Rally 19 139,721

34.00%

Democratic Party 9 60,986

14.84%

Social Democratic Movement 4 26,767

6.51%

Other Parties 2 17,897

4.35%

New Horizons 1 12,333

3.00%

United Democrats 1 10,635

2.59%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 56 seats in the House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Glafcos CLERIDES
  • Head of Government: President Glafcos CLERIDES
  • Assembly: Cyprus has a unicameral House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon) with 80 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon) 80 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.***

*** 56 seats are assigned to the Greek Cypriots and 24 to Turkish Cypriots.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Progressive Party of the Working People / (AKEL)
    • Leader: Demetris CHRISTOFIAS
    • Seats won in this election: 20
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: Democratic Rally / (DISY)
    • Leader: Nicos ANASTASIADES
    • Seats won in this election: 19
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Democratic Party / (DIKO)
    • Leader: Tassos PAPADOPOULOS
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: Social Democratic Movement / (KISOS)
    • Leader: Vassos LYSSARIDES
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: New Horizons
    • Leader: Nicos KOUTSOU
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: United Democrats / (EDI)
    • Leader: George VASSILIOU
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections to the House of Representatives were last held on May 26, 1996, when 56 seats were decided. Only seats for Greek Cypriot area were contested.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 961,482 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 467,543 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 476,795 (2001)

·         Is Cyprus a signatory to CEDAW: No 

·         Has Cyprus ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 July 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 6 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 32 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Cyprus a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Cyprus ratified CRPD: Yes (27 June 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 144,222 (est.)