Voting to elect Cyprus’ next President will take place on 28 January and 4 February 2018. The decision was made at a meeting between Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides, the political parties and the Election Service, said the press release. “Almost all the political parties decided that the first round of the presidential elections will take place on the 28th January 2018 and the second round on the 4th February 2018” it added. The last date for registration on the electoral roll or for registration to vote abroad will be the 18th December 2017.
The two leaders made statements to the press on Saturday after they walked the streets of old Nicosia, across the dividing line between Cyprus and the occupied North.
I wish to send a strong message that we will work intensely to reach a peaceful agreement as soon as possible, President Anastasiades said.
“I would like to give a message of hope in Cyprus because all we need is hope after all disappointments in the past,” Akinci said.
Anastasiades and Akinci met at 11:00 a.m. today, at the Ledras street check point and walked to the north of the old city of Nicosia. Shop owners and other people gathered to applause them and to call for a Cyprus solution.
“I wish to send a strong message that we will work intensely to reach a peaceful agreement as soon as possible,” President Anastasiades said during his first visit to the northern part of the island since his 2013 election.
“There should be a solution for the future of two societies,” he said.- See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/05/23/anastasiades-akinci-send-message-of-peace-and-hope/#sthash.RI4MeNbt.dpuf