THOUSANDS of jubilant supporters yesterday celebrated the victory of DISY chief Nicos Anastasiades in the presidential elections’ run-off against AKEL-backed Stavros Malas.

Supporters of the 66-year-old leader gathered before the official results were announced outside both DISY and the campaign headquarters.

“After five years of an AKEL government we needed a change, and it should have come last week,” Andreas, a 30-year-old car mechanic said outside Anastasiades’ campaign headquarters. CLICK FOR MORE


CYPRUS’ problems are far from over, President-elect Nicos Anastasiades said last night, as he pledged to conclude a bailout agreement as soon as possible in a bid to put the island back on the path of stability and growth.

Speaking to his supporters after cruising to victory in yesterday’s run-off vote, the DISY leader sought to unite Cypriots in the face of adversity.

“The problems we face are neither partisan nor ideological. The challenges and the problems we face affect all of us. That is precisely why we must all focus on dealing and resolving them,” he said. CLICK FOR MORE