Cyprus

Electoral system*: Proportional representation

Threshold*: political parties – 3,6%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 5 years

Compulsory voting: Yes

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 21

Quota type: Voluntary party quota

Percentage of women candidates*: 21,9%

Percentage of women elected*: 19,6%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30** : 1,8%

Voter registration: Compulsory

Voter turnout: 66,7%

(Parliamentary Elections, 22 May 2016)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Ministry of Interior - Central Election Service of Cyprus

VOTA Database (Venice Commission / Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary - TEPJF):

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for Cyprus


*Information related to Parliamentary Elections or to the lower house of the Parliament

** Source: Study about youth participation in national parliaments 2018