NICOSIA - More voting centres abroad will be set up for February 17's presidential elections, Elections Chief Elections Officer Andreas Ashiotis told state radio on Saturday.
But the number of ballot centres in Cyprus will be reduced, due to the prevailing economic crisis, he added.
Specifically, 40 overseas election centres - including one in New York this time - will operate at a total of 26 countries. They won't set up one in Washington DC and Toronto, Canada, this time.
Ballot centres will also operate for the first time in three Arab countries - Riyadh of Saudi Arabia, Manama of Bahrein and Doha, Qatar.
The presidential elections had been officially proclaimed on Friday with the first round on Sunday, February 17.A second round, if necessary, will take place the following Sunday, the 24th.
Under an order published in the official Gazette, January 18 is the deadline for nominations.