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  Progressive Party of Working People
POLITICAL PARTY DETAILS
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AbbreviationAKEL
Websitehttps://www.akel.org.cy/
CountryCyprus
Established1941-04-14
Disbanded0000-00-00
ContributorRBH
Last EditedBojicat - May 01, 2021 02:54pm
DescriptionFar left Marxist party founded in August 15, 1926 as the Communist Party of Cyprus (KKK). After the KKK was banned in 1931, it absorbed its subsidiary party the Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL) in 1941 and formally 'merged' the two parties in November 1944. AKEL currently holds 16 of 56 parliamentary seats and controls 126 of 478 municipal councils in Cyprus. Party also led the first and only Communist government of Cyprus (and Western Europe) from 2008 to 2013, with the Presidency of Dimitris Christofias (Ανορθωτικό Κόμμα Εργαζόμενου Λαού, Anorthotikó Kómma Ergazómenou Laoú (AKEL)].

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MOST RECENT RACES
05/30/2021 Cyprus House of Representatives - Party Standings Progressive Party of the Working People ???
10/23/2020 Cyprus President of the House of Representatives Adamos Adamou Won 96.36% (+92.73%)
05/26/2019 Cyprus EU Parliament - Popular Vote Progressive Party of the Working People Lost 28.58% (-1.59%)
05/26/2019 Cyprus EU Parliament - Party Standings Progressive Party of the Working People Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
02/04/2018 Cyprus President - Runoff Stavros Malas Lost 44.01% (-11.97%)
01/28/2018 Cyprus President Stavros Malas Won 30.24% (+0.00%)
05/22/2016 Cyprus House of Representatives - Party Standings Progressive Party of the Working People Lost 28.57% (-3.57%)
05/22/2016 Cyprus House of Representatives - Popular Vote Progressive Party of the Working People Lost 25.67% (-5.01%)
02/24/2013 Cyprus President - Runoff Stavros Malas Lost 42.52% (-14.97%)
02/17/2013 Cyprus President Stavros Malas Won 26.91% (+0.00%)
05/22/2011 Cyprus House of Representatives Progressive Party of the Working People Lost 33.93% (-1.79%)
02/24/2008 Cyprus President - Runoff Dimitris Christofias Won 53.37% (+6.75%)
02/17/2008 Cyprus President - Initial Dimitris Christofias Won 33.29% (+0.00%)
05/21/2006 Cyprus House of Representatives Progressive Party of the Working People Won 32.14% (+0.00%)