Until today Cypriot voters were presented with 41 candidates for the 6 positions for MEPs from Cyprus.
The Eurobus, travelling around Cyprus, promoting the right wing DISY candidates
All parliamentary political parties presented their candidates.
And here are some statistics I gathered for you.
1. 10 of the 41 candidates are women (24%)
2. 4 of the women candidates come from the Green Party
3. Three of Cyprus’ current six MEPs wish to be re-elected (Kasoulides, Matsakis and Triantafyllides)
4. There are 8 Members of the Cypriot Parliament who are candidates (out of the 56 MPs)
5. There is also one journalist!!!!! (so, my profession is represented only by 2,4%) What a shame!
The logo of the left wing AKEL party
The candidates come from:
1. The left - wing AKEL ruling party,
2. The right - wing DISY opposition party,
3. The centre Democratic Party (participates in government with AKEL)
4. The Socialist Party EDEK (also participates in government with AKEL)
5. The European Party
6. The Ecologists and Environmentalists Movement (Cyprus’ Green Party)
7. The Movement for Cyprus’ reunification
8. There is one independent (Matsakis, who is already an MEP)
AKEL and DISY parties are expected to elect again two MEPs each, DIKO one. EDEK, Cyprus’ Socialists are flirting with the sixth seat. EDEK did not manage to elect an MEP in 2004.
DIKO, the Democratic Party
Meanwhile, the official results of the European Parliament Elections to be held in Cyprus on 6 June will be announced on Sunday, June 7, after the end of the voting in all EU-member states, Cypriot Minister of Interior Neoclis Sylikiotis has announced.
EDEK, Cyprus’ Socialists
Cyprus will participate for the second time in the EP elections. The first time was in June 2004, only one month after Cyprus’ accession to the EU. Cyprus is represented at the EP by six MEPs.