European Journal of Political Research (European Consortium for Political Research), reports on Cyprus.

The table shows the periodical scores on left-right position as given in the Comparative Manifesto Project (Volkens, Andrea,, 2010). The scores range from -100 (left) to +100 (right).

This article lists political parties in Cyprus. Cyprus has a multi-party system, with three or four strong parties who generally dominate the political landscape.

Founded 1996. The party advocates the reunification of Cyprus and promotes the principles of sustainable development. Won a seat in the parliament in the elections in 2001 and 2006.

Type: Tentative grouping of political parties and alliances based on information provided in the Comparative Manifesto Project and from party descriptions in Europa World Yearbook, Encyclopædia Britannica and in election reports from the European Journal of Political Research and/or Electoral Studies.


Political Organizations (Cyprus). 2009. In Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Bergen. Retrieved October 2009 from

The European Party (Greek: Ευρωπαϊκό Κόμμα) is a political party in Cyprus founded in 2005.The party is headed by Demetris Syllouris.It is a member of the European Democratic Party In the elections of 22 May 2011, the party won 3,88 % of the vote and 2 seats. In the June 2009 European Parliament elections it received 4,12% of the votes.For more information please refer to: www.evropaikokomma.orgEcological and Environmental Movement

Klingemann, H.D.; Volkens, A.; Bara, J.; Budge, I.; McDonald, M. (2006). Mapping Policy Preferences II. Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments in Eastern Europe, the European Union and the OECD, 1990-2003. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Centrist party founded in 1976. Absorbed Enosi Kentrou (Centre Union, formed 1981) in 1989. Supports settlement of the Cyprus problem based on UN resolutions.

Founded in 2005, largely on the basis of the New Horizons party. The party won three seats in the legislature in the parliamentary election in 2006.

Founded in 2000 as a successor to Socialistico Komma Kyprou (EDEK—Socialist Party of Cyprus, formed 1969). Supports independent, non-aligned, unitary, demilitarized Cyprus. The party was renamed KISOS after the merger with Movement for the Regrouping of the Centre in 1999, but re-took its older name prior to the 2006 election.

Volkens, Andrea; Lacewell, Onawa; Regel, Sven; Schultze, Henrike; Werner, Annika (2010): The Manifesto Data Collection. Manifesto Project (MRG/CMP/MARPOR), Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB):

Founded by Glafkos Klerides in 1976. Absorbed Democratic National Party (DEK) in 1977, New Democratic Front (NEDIPA) in 1988 and Liberal Party in 1998. Advocates the reunification of Cyprus on the basis of a bi-zonal federation; also advocates market economy with restricted state intervention and increased state social role.


Budge, I.; Klingemann, H.-D.; Volkens, A.; Bara, J.; Tanenbaum, E., with Fording, R.C.; Hearl, D.J.; Kim, H.M.; McDonald, M. and Mendez, S. (2001). Mapping Policy Preferences. Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments 1945-1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press.