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Northern Cyprus

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)

294,906 4

Population (as of Dec. 1, 2011)

Elections in our database

172,803 72.99%

Registered Voters (as of July 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Assembly of the Republic Cumhuriyet Meclisi Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Derviş EROGLU
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sibel SIBER **
  • Assembly: Northern Cyprus has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi) with 50 seats.

** Caretaker Prime Minister appointed after no-confidence vote in May 2013.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the president.
  • In the Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi) 50 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Members are elected from 5 electoral districts. There is a 5 percent threshold for gaining representation. Voters in each district may vote for a party list, or for individual candidates. If they vote for individual candidates, their number of votes cannot exceed the number of seats in the district.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2004-04-24 - 143,636 -
Assembly of the Republic 2009-04-19 - 171,000 -
President 2010-04-18 125,294 164,072 76.37%
Assembly of the Republic 2013-07-28 120,287 172,803 69.61%

Voter Turnout