Mr. Nicos Anastasiades proclaimed President-elect of the Republic of Cyprus
Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, was proclaimed president-elect after winning the run-off presidential elections with a majority of 57.48%, while his rival, Mr. Stavros Malas, gathered 42.52%. Addressing the crowd gathered at the “Tassos Papadopoulos – Eleftheria” indoor hall, Mr Anastasiades made the following statement: “Last Sunday, the sovereign people granted us a vote of confidence. Today, it granted us a mandate to govern. I accept this mandate with great honor and I assume the responsibility laid upon me by the will of the people. I commit myself to come up in full respect to the mandate from the people and I promise to fulfill consistently the responsibility which falls upon me. I warmly thank all the people who have honored me with their vote, but I also assure the people who have made a different choice that I have absolute respect for their decision.”
Mr. Anastasiades will take office on March 1.