Anastasiades was escorted by his grandchildren as he voted during the presidential election. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades won a second five-year term Sunday as voters gave a thumbs-up to his record in containing an economic meltdown in 2013 and his attempts to reconcile with estranged Turkish Cypriots on the ethnically split island. With all votes counted, the conservative had 56 percent of the vote against 44 percent for the leftist-backed Stavros Malas.As leader of Cyprus' Greek Cypriot community, Anastasiades oversaw peace talks with the breakaway Turkish-Cypriot controlled north.Cyprus was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 after a Greek-inspired coup, and has one of the world's longest-serving peacekeeping forces.Anastasiades faced criticism from Greek Cypriot political rivals for either offering too many concessions to Turkish Cypriots, or for missing a strong chance to solve the logjam – a view Malas supported.
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