Nicolas Papadopoulos is the new president of DIKO
The son of late Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos, Nicolas Papadopoulos, has been elected leader of the island’s Democratic Party (DIKO). Papadopoulos beat the incumbent, Marios Garoyian, in a close vote on Sunday after an often bitter race between the two. Papadopoulos gathered 51.12 percent of party members’ votes, against 48.88 percent for Garoyian. The results were made early Monday after two objections from Garoyian were rejected. Garoyian had led the party since October 2006, when Tassos Papadopoulos stepped down. Nicolas Papadopoulos was elected as an MP the same year.