Morning news brief: We bring to you the biggest news stories of May 30 in this newsletter. In Brazil, as total deaths from Covid surpass 460,000, people held demonstrations against President Bolsonaro in major Brazilian cities. In Italy, three people who were being held in connection to cable car accident have been released and one of the people has been put under house arrest after Italian prosecutors opened an investigation into suspected involuntary manslaughter and negligence. Cyprus elected a new parliament on Sunday and more than 10 political parties or formations, fielding a record 659 candidates, are seeking seats in a vote, which will not likely produce an absolute majority given this has not been the outcome for several decades. This and more below – click on the headline to read the full story.
Cyprus elected a new parliament on Sunday in a process likely to show a decline in support for major parties and a sizeable abstention rate among voters angered by corruption scandals.