Cypriot presidential election, 1988

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Presidential elections were held in Cyprus on 14 February 1988, with a second round on 21 February.[1] They were the first presidential elections in the country's history to go to a second round,[1] and resulted in a victory for George Vassiliou as an independent candidate supported by AKEL after he finished as the runner-up behind Glafcos Clerides of the Democratic Rally in the first round. Voter turnout was 94.3% in both rounds.[2]


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
George Vassiliou Independent supported by AKEL 100,748 30.1 167,834 51.6
Glafcos Clerides Democratic Rally 111,504 33.3 157,228 48.4
Spyros Kyprianou Democratic Party 91,335 27.3
Vassos Lyssarides Movement for Social Democracy 30,865 9.2
Thrasos Georgiadis 187 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 8,141 17,928
Total 342,834 100 342,990 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p446