Cypriot presidential election, 1998

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Presidential elections were held in Cyprus on 8 February 1998, with a second round on 15 February.[1] The result was a victory for Glafcos Clerides of the Democratic Rally after he finished as runner-up behind George Iacovou (who was supported by AKEL and the Democratic Party)[2] in the first round. Voter turnout was 91.7% in the first round and 93.4% in the second.[2]


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Glafcos CleridesDemocratic Rally158,76340.1206,87950.8
George IacovouAKEL/DIKO160,91840.6200,22249.2
Vassos LyssaridesMovement for Social Democracy41,97810.6
Alexis Galanos16,0034.0
George Vassiliou11,9083.0
Nicolas KoutsouNew Horizons3,6250.9
Nicos Rolandis3,1040.8
Invalid/blank votes13,68010,305
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. 1 2 Nohlen & Stöver, p447
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