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  • Presidential candidate Nicos Anastasiades votes with his grandson Andis in the presidential election in the southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Conservative candidate wins Cyprus election

    Conservative candidate Nicos Anastasiades won Cyprus' presidential runoff election Sunday by one of the widest margins in 30 years and will quickly have to face the formidable task of preventing the country from suffering a financial meltdown.

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  • "I state that we will stand by the new president if we assess his actions and policies to be for the good of the country because the unity of our people is what's most important right now," Mr. Malas said as he conceded the election. "At the same time, we will be strong critics of whichever actions and decisions that we deem not to serve the country's best interests."

    Conservative candidate wins Cyprus election →

  • Sunday's vote was "a clear and strong mandate for change and reforms to lift our country out of the vicious circle of crisis," Anastasiades spokesman Tasos Mitsopoulos said after exit polls showed he would be a clear winner.

    Conservative candidate wins Cyprus election →

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