Cypriot legislative election, 2006

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Cypriot legislative election, 2006
Cyprus
2001 ←
21 May 2006 → 2011

56 of 80 seats in the House of Representatives
  First party Second party Third party
  Dimitris Christofias.jpg ANASTASIADES Nicos.jpg Tassos Papadopoulos.jpg
Leader Demetris Christofias Nicos Anastasiades Tassos Papadopoulos
Party AKEL DISY DIKO
Leader since 1988 1997 2000
Last election 20 seats, 34.7% 19 seats, 34.0% 9 seats, 14.8%
Seats won 18 18 11
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 1 Increase 2
Popular vote 131,066 127,776 75,458
Percentage 31.1% 30.3% 17.9%
Swing Decrease 3.6% Decrease 3.7% Increase 3.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Yiannakis Omirou Demetris Syllouris George Perdikes
Party EDEK European Party Greens
Leader since 2001 2006 1996
Last election 4 seats, 6.5% 4 seats, 5.2%[a] 1 seat, 2.0%
Seats won 5 3 1
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Steady 0
Popular vote 37,533 24,196 8,193
Percentage 8.9% 5.8% 2.0%
Swing Increase 2.4% Increase 0.6% Steady 0.0%
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Parliamentary elections were held in Cyprus on 21 May 2006.[1] AKEL and the Democratic Rally both won 18 of the 56 seats. Voter turnout was 89.0%.[2]

Results[edit]

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Parties Votes % ±pp Seats +/–
Progressive Party of Working People (Anorthotiko Komma Ergazomenou Laou) 131,066 31.13 -3.6 18 -2
Democratic Rally (Dimokratikos Sinagermos) 127,776 30.34 -3.7 18 -1
Democratic Party (Dimokratiko Komma) 75,458 17.92 +3.1 11 +2
Movement for Social Democracy (Kinima Sosialdimokraton) 37,533 8.91 +2.4 5 +1
European Party (Evropaiko Komma) 24,196 5.75 new 3 -1[a]
Ecological and Environmental Movement (Kinima Ikologon Perivallontiston) 8,193 1.95 -0.0 1 ±0
United Democrats (Enomeni Dimokrates) 6,567 1.56 -1.0 0 -1
Free Citizens Movement (Kinima Eleftheri Polites) 5,157 1.22 new 0 ±0
European Democracy (Evropaiki Dimokratia) 1,844 0.44 new 0 ±0
Political Hunting Movement (Politiko Kinima Kinigon) 1,112 0.26 new 0 ±0
Popular Socialist Movement (Laiko Sosialistiko Kinima) 981 0.23 new 0 ±0
Independents 1204 0.29 0
Reserved seats for minorities 3 0
Valid votes 421,087 94.43 59 0
Invalid votes 14,724 3.30
Blank votes 10,104 2.27
Voted/turnout 445,915 89.00 –3.0 - -
Absenteeism 55,109 11.00 +3.0
Registered voters 501,024 - -
Sources: results.elections.moi.gov.cy

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The European Party had been formed by four MPs during the previous parliamentary term and this election saw it lose a seat.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p443
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p444