Cyprus Parliament elections was the major event on the 22nd of May 2016, Sunday, where the island’s citizens voted for their favourite party and representative(s).
To the political parties’ leaders and government officials’ disappointment was that 33.26% (180.645) did not vote, whereas 66.74% (362.541) voted.
What shocked, DISY and AKEL, the two biggest political powers, was that their superb ”idea”, where for a party to gain access to the Cyprus Parliament had to acquire 3.6% of the votes, failed, as smaller parties acquired higher percentages and managed to join the parliament.
The parties that make Cyprus’ parliament, commencing 2016, are DISY, AKEL, DIKO, EDEK, SYMMAHIA POLITON, ALLILEGII, KINIMA OIKOLOGON and ELAM.
Regarding the ELAM and the KINIMA OIKOLOGON these were two parties that nobody expected they could have 2 representatives, each, in the parliament.
The final results as per the official governmental data were:
- DISY: 30.69% (107.825)
- AKEL: 25.67% (90.206)
- DIKO: 14.49% (50.923)
- EDEK: 6.18% (21.730)
- SYMMAHIA POLITON: 6.01% (21.109)
- ALLILEGII: 5.24% (18.424)
- KINIMA OIKOLOGON: 4.81% (16.916)
- ELAM: 3.71% (13.040)
Cyprus Parliament elections ”injured” AKEL
One of the biggest ”losers”, if we could say so, was AKEL (left wing party) losing 7.1% of its voters, compared to the parliamentary elections back in 2011.
Alternatively, the biggest ”winners” were the KINIMA OIKOLOGON (environmentalists) and ELAM (National People’s Front, founded in 2008).
On the other hand, DIKO (the centre party) was the most stable party losing only 1.3% of its voters compared to 2011.
Furthermore, the SYMMAHIA POLITON and ALLILEGII were from the parties that did very well as per their set up and relative influence on the nation’s citizens.
Alternatively, one of the smallest losers, still having had a crucial and critical ”hit”, was EDEK (the socialist party), losing 2.8% of its voters, compared to its percentage rate back in 2011.
Moreover, it is already a statistical fact that new people are now forming the island’s parliament, having new ideas, solutions, enhancing a more promising, or unknown path, short-term and long-term future for the Cypriot nation.