Cyprus’s Anastasiades Sees Support Cut in Parliamentary Vote

  • Anastasiades to need cross party support for passing reforms
  • Voters turn to new smaller parties to express dissatisfaction

President Nicos Anastasiades

Photographer: Thierry Charlier/AFP via Getty Images

President Nicos Anastasiades’s center-right Disy party emerged as the largest political group in parliamentary elections Sunday albeit securing fewer seats in Cyprus’s 56-seat chamber than in the 2011 ballot, a result that will make it harder for the Cypriot leader to push through structural reforms following his country’s bailout program exit.

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