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In Geneva, in May, the four oldest patriarchates along with hierarchs of the Church of Cyprus are to decide on the election of the new Archbishop of Cyprus ( 06.04.2006 )

On 17 and 18 May, at the request of the Archdiocese of Cyprus, the Patriarchate of Constantinople is holding an expanded synod in Geneva (Switzerland). Participants at the assembly will be representatives of the three ancient patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem, and also hierarchs of the Archdiocese of Cyprus. The synod is to decide on the question about the election of the new Archbishop of Cyprus, since Archbishop Chrysostom, due to many years of illness, is prevented from fulfilling his duties. If this solution is adopted, on July 25 in Cyprus are to be held elections for a new archbishop.

The whole nation participates in the election of the new Head of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. According to the analyses of the Cypriote channel RIK, Archbishop Nicephorus of Kikkos is most likely to win. He got 36% of the votes. Behind him is Mr. Athanasius of Lemesos with 19%, then with 8% Mr. Chrysostom of Paphos, and with 4% Mr. Chrysostom of Kitio. Twenty-eight percent of the interviewees abstained from answering.