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Alexandros Jiang makes history in Paphos municipal elections

Cypriot of Chinese descent secures council seat, signaling a new era of diversity in local governance


In a historic turn of events, Alexandros Jiang, a Cypriot citizen of Chinese descent, clinched an impressive 1279 votes, securing a position as Municipal Councilor in the Municipality of Paphos. Jiang's victory marks a significant milestone in the region's political landscape, potentially making him the first ethnically diverse candidate to win a seat in a municipal election in Paphos.

Jiang's journey to the municipal council began with his candidacy under the Democratic Alarm party, where he emerged as the runner-up in the Paphos Municipal Council race. His notable performance reflects not only his personal achievements but also underscores the growing diversity within Paphos' civic leadership.

Originally known as Henry Jiang and hailing from China, Alexandros Jiang obtained Cypriot citizenship and made Cyprus his permanent home since 2012. After embracing the Orthodox Christian faith, he adopted the name Alexander. Jiang's contributions extend beyond the political sphere, as he has established himself in the investment and real estate sectors, operating both locally and internationally.

Since integrating into the Paphos community nearly a decade ago, Jiang has become recognized for his philanthropic endeavors and active engagement in public affairs. His commitment to charitable activities and community participation has earned him respect and admiration among residents.

Jiang's electoral success not only highlights the growing diversity within Paphos but also signifies the inclusivity of its democratic process. As Paphos continues to evolve as a multicultural hub, Jiang's victory serves as a testament to the city's embrace of diversity and its willingness to embrace individuals from varied backgrounds in positions of leadership.

As Alexandros Jiang assumes his role as Municipal Councilor, he carries with him the hopes and aspirations of a community that celebrates diversity and values representation in its governance. His presence on the municipal council is poised to bring fresh perspectives and insights, contributing to the city's continued growth and development.

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