Sunday, June 07, 2009

Cyprus: Record low turn out in European elections

FOCUS Information Agency - Cyprus has registered a record low turnout in the European elections, RIA Novosti reported.

Almost 59% of voters went to the polls on Saturday. The voter turnout is the previous parliamentary and presidential elections was around 90%. Voting in national elections in Cyprus is not only a right, but also an obligation of citizens and, theoretically, failure to fulfill the civil duty could result in authorities’ imposing sanctions.

Participation in the European elections is not mandatory for Cypriot citizens.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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