Anastasiades wins Cyprus presidential vote

Right-wing leader Nicos Anastasiades has won the presidential election in Cyprus with 51 per cent of the vote, exit polls show. The polls gave 66-year-old Disy party leader Anastasiades 51.1 per cent, well ahead of main challenger Stavros Malas, 45, a British-educated independent backed by the AKEL communist party, who won 27.3  %.

Israeli exit polls: Netanyahu did far worse than expected

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu performed far worse than expected in Israel’s national elections on Tuesday, according to exit polls, and while he remained likely to serve a third term, a surprise surge by a new centrist party indicated that he would be under pressure to form a more moderate governing coalition.