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Cyprus election: Anastasiades and Malas go to run-off

The presidential election in Cyprus will go to a second round on 24 February after frontrunner Nicos Anastasiades fell short of the 50% needed for an outright majority.

With all the votes counted, Mr Anastasiades, a conservative, secured 45.46%, well ahead of his nearest rival, Stavros Malas, on 26.91%.

Independent George Lillikas got 24.93%.

The BBC's Mark Lowen reports.

  • 18 Feb 2013
  • From the section Europe
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