Fedonos elected as new Paphos Mayor

Fedonas Fedonos, the independent candidate who ran in the Pafos municipal elections with the support of the ruling Democratic Rally (DISY) party, is the new mayor of this coastal town. He won with 49.08% the mayoral by-election, held on Sunday. Fedonos received 4,609 votes. He was followed by Aristos Vassiliades, the candidate backed by three opposition parties AKEL, DIKO and EDEK with 2,583 votes or 27.51%, Doros Pafitis with 1,095 votes or 11.69%, Andreas Masouras with 207 votes or 2.20%, Andreas Chrysanthou with 517 votes or 5.51%, Vangelis Mavronikolas with 144 votes or 1.53%, Chrysanthos Chrysanthou with 137 votes or 1.46% and Sophie Hambiaouridou with 98 votes or 1.04%. A total of 18,023 citizens were registered to vote, however only 9,625 turned up at polling stations or 53.40%. There were 9,390 valid votes, 144 invalid and 91 blank votes. Abstention reached 46.60%, which translated into 8,398 voters. Fedonos will retain the office for two years. Municipal elections were called after the resignation of Savvas Vergas, the previous mayor now facing corruption charges.