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The Guardian: Nikos Christodoulides elected Cyprus’s president with 52% of vote  

Former foreign minister, who ran as independent, was backed by groups hostile to talks on island’s reunification 

Nikos Christodoulides, a former foreign minister, has been elected the eighth president of Cyprus, beating the career diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis in a high-stakes, closely fought race. 

Christodoulides, 49, won 51.92 per cent of the vote compared with 48.09 per cent for his opponent, who had been backed by the leftist party AKEL. A mere 15,041 ballots had divided the loser from the winner. 

“Tonight a long but beautiful journey has come to an end,” said Mavroyiannis, a former chief negotiator in peace talks with Turkish Cypriots, conceding defeat. “It gave me the opportunity to meet thousands of people and hopes and dreams for our country.”  

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 Nikos Christodoulides Elected President Of Cyprus In A Run-Off Vote On Sunday  

Ex-minister Christoulides wins Cyprus presidential election — AP

Cyprus politician Christodoulides wins presidential vote — Reuters

Cyprus ex-foreign minister Christodoulides elected youngest president — France 24 

Cyprus vote: Christodoulides to become new president — DW 

Cyprus’ ex-Foreign Minister Christodoulides elected president — Politico.eu