Conservative wins Cyprus helm

Runoff victor Anastasiades faces task of overhauling economy

Posted: February 25, 2013 at 4:17 a.m.

Supporters of newly elected president Nicos Anastasiades celebrate his victory in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Sunday.

Conservative candidate Nicos Anastasiades won Cyprus’ presidency Sunday by one of the widest margins in 30 years, and now faces the formidable task of preventing the country from suffering a financial meltdown.


Nicos Anastasiades waves to supporters Sunday in Nicosia, Cyprus. Conservative candidate Anastasiades won Cyprus’ presidency ... (By: PETROS KARADJIAS) (Credit: AP)

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