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Ballot Tally: Nicholas Papadopoulos and Stavros Malas

ballot tally: Stavros Malas, who ran as an independent with the support of the communist-rooted AKEL party, finished second with 30.25 per cent . Nicholas Papadopoulos, leader of the centre -right DIKO party and the son of late Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos, trailed in third place with nearly 25.74 per cent . The result means that Anastasiades and Malas will go head-to-head on Feb. 4, according to Metro News. The two men also faced each other in the second round of the 2013 presidential election, which Anastasiades went on to win by one of the widest margins in Cypriot election history. The final ballot tally showed President Nicos Anastasiades garnering 35.5 per cent of the vote. Speaking after the polls closed, Anastasiades expressed his readiness to invite other parties to form a coalition government and repeated a pledge not to seek a third term if he won a second one. What takes precedence is the good of our homeland, to deal with problems with realism and a comprehensive program Anastasiades said. The nation's presidency does not carry terms limits. ( As reported in the news.