A man leaves the polling booth as he votes in the Presidential election in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Cypriots are voting Sunday for a new president who must tackle a financial crisis that has forced the country to seek international rescue money to stay solvent. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Exit polls indicate the right-wing front-runner has won the most votes in Cyprus' presidential election, but it is unclear if he has enough to win outright without need for a runoff.
The new president will have to tackle a financial crisis that has forced the country to seek international rescue money to stay solvent.
An exit poll for state broadcaster CyBC said right-wing candidate Nicos Anastasiades would win 49.6 -52.6 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, compared with 25.8-28.8 percent for left-winger Stavros Malas.
Independent Giorgos Lillikas trailed in third place with 17-19 percent and appeared to be out of the race.
Three other exit polls had similar predictions.
In order to win without a runoff, Anastasiades would need to get at least 51 percent of the vote.