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Newsline: Former Cyprus top diplomat wins presidential election

Nikos Christodoulides won the Cyprus presidential election on Sunday after a second and final round of voting, promising a unity government tasked with breaking a deadlock in peace talks with estranged Turkish Cypriots. (https://neuters.de/world/middle-east/cypriot-diplomats-face-off-cliffhanger-presidential-vote-2023-02-12/) Official results showed Christodoulides, 49, taking 51.9% of the vote, compared with runoff rival Andreas Mavroyiannis, 66, taking 48.1%. The winner is formally proclaimed at 1800 GMT. Sunday’s vote pitted Christodoulides, a former foreign minister, against career diplomat Mavroyiannis, a former chief negotiator in the peace talks with Turkish Cypriots and a former permanent representative of Cyprus to the United Nations. Christodoulides ran as an independent with the backing of centrist and right-of-centre parties.

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