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There were few surprises in the European election results in Cyprus, but public discontent was apparent in the large drop in turnout

Ker-Lindsay, James (2014) There were few surprises in the European election results in Cyprus, but public discontent was apparent in the large drop in turnout. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The European Parliament elections in Cyprus came a little over a year after the severe financial crisis which hit the country in 2013. James Ker-Lindsay writes that with the allocation of seats among parties remaining the same as it was in the 2009 European elections, public discontent was largely expressed through abstention rather than protest votes. Perhaps the biggest story of the campaign, however, was the participation of several Turkish Cypriot candidates, as well as the creation of special polling centres allowing Turkish Cypriot voters to take part in the election. Nevertheless, the turnout among Turkish Cypriots was exceptionally low at a little over 3 per cent.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 12:08
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 12:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64005

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