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
Northern Cyprus Assembly of the Republic Cumhuriyet Meclisi Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mustafa AKINCI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Özkan YORGANCIOGLU
  • Assembly: Northern Cyprus has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi) with 50 seats.

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

Voter Turnout