ElectionGudie

Feb. 8, 1998 Held

409,979
Voted
Cyprus

Republic of Cyprus

Election for President

Results

89%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:409,979
Valid Votes:396,299
Invalid Votes:13,680

Candidates:

George IAKOVOU160,918

40.61

Glafcos CLERIDES158,763

40.06

Vassos LYSSARIDES41,978

10.59

Alexis GALANOS16,003

4.04

George VASSILIOU11,908

3.00

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Cyprus

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 Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Glafcos CLERIDES
    • Party: Democratic Rally
  • George IAKOVOU**
    • Party: Independent Candidate

** George IAKOVOU was endorsed by the Progressive Party of the Working People.

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Glafcos CLERIDES
    • Party: Democratic Rally
  • George IAKOVOU**
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Vassos LYSSARIDES
    • Party: Unified Democratic Union of Cyprus
  • A. GALANOS
    • Party: Independent
  • George VASSILIOU
    • Party: Free Democrats Movement

** George IAKOVOU was endorsed by the Progressive Party of the Working People.

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on February 14, 1993. In this election, Glafcos CLERIDES received 50.3% of the vote and thus defeated George VASSILIOU, his closest competitor with 49.7% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 752,808 (July 1997 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 447,046 ( 1998 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 450,346 (1998)

·         Is Cyprus a signatory to CEDAW: No 

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 3 (following the 1996 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: 112,921 (est.)