Polls show him well ahead of main opponents Stavros Malas, 45, a former health minister in Christofias' government who is backed by communist-rooted AKEL party, and independent Giorgos Lillikas, 52, a former foreign minister under the late President Tassos Papadopoulos.If no one gets more than half of the votes, the top two candidates go to a runoff a week later, a scenario polls suggest is likely.
Financial Crisis Drives Cyprus Presidential Poll
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