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May 21, 2006 Held

Cyprus

Republic of Cyprus

Election for Vouli Antiprosopon (Cypriot House of Representatives)

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:445,989
Valid Votes:421,148
Invalid Votes:14,737

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Progressive Party of the Working People 18 - 131,237

31.16%

Democratic Rally 18 - 127,734

30.33%

Democratic Party 11 - 75,429

17.91%

Movement of Social-Democrats-Center Union 5 - 37,531

8.91%

European Party 3 - 24,152

5.73%

Ecologist and Environmentalist Movement-Green Party 1 - 8,192

1.95%

Other Parties - - 16,873

4.01%
Election Results Modified: Jun 13, 2006

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 56 seats in the House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Tassos PAPADOPOULOS
  • Head of Government: President Tassos PAPADOPOULOS
  • Assembly: Cyprus has a unicameral House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon) with 80 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon) 80 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** 56 seats are assigned to the Greek Cypriots and 24 to Turkish Cypriots, but only those assigned to Greek Cypriots are filled. The seats for the Turkish Cypriots have remained vacant since 1963.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Progressive Party of the Working People / (AKEL)
    • Leader: Dimitrios CRISTOFIAS
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Democratic Rally / (DISY)
    • Leader: Nikos ANASTASIADHIS
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: Democratic Party / (DIKO)
    • Leader: Tassos PAPADOPOULOS
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Movement of Social-Democrats-Center Union / (EDEK)
    • Leader: Yiannakis OMIROU
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: European Party / (EK)*****
    • Leader: Demetris SYLLOURIS
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Ecologist and Environmentalist Movement-Green Party / (KEP)
    • Leader: Giorgios PERDIKIS
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

***** The party was created after the 2001 election.

Last Legislative election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on May 27, 2001.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,048,293 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 501,024 (2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 517,200 (2006)

·         Is Cyprus a signatory to CEDAW: No 

·         Has Cyprus ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 July 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 2006 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 32 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Cyprus a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Cyprus ratified CRPD: Yes (27 June 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 157,243 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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