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Police uncover false residence declarations ahead of June elections

Election intrigue unveiled as MPs sound alarm over electoral roll irregularities

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In a startling development, the Police have uncovered the first instances of false declarations of residence ahead of the June elections, sparking concerns about the integrity of the electoral process.

During an appearance on SPOR FM's "Diaspora News," DIKO MP Chrysis Pantelidis revealed alarming cases, including addresses linked to cafes and vacant plots of land, with one particularly egregious instance involving a single house purportedly housing 18 people.

Pantelidis disclosed staggering figures, citing 20,890 applications for the transfer of electoral rights and 3,560 objections. Of these objections, a significant 41% were accepted, while 58% were rejected, raising fears of potential disruptions to the election outcome.

Democratic Rally MP Nikos Sykas echoed Pantelidis's concerns, describing the sheer volume of applications and objections as unprecedented. He highlighted the impending introduction of a new bill in September aimed at regulating this process, underscoring the urgency of addressing these issues.

Sykas also drew attention to the contentious issue of holiday homes, where complications have arisen, further adding to the complexity of the electoral landscape.

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