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Cyprus

Republic of Cyprus

1,155,403 11

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

545,493 88.04%

Registered Voters (as of Feb. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State
House of Representatives Vouli Antiprosopon Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicos ANASTASIADES *
  • Head of Government: President Nicos ANASTASIADES
  • Assembly: Cyprus has a unicameral House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon) with 80 seats.

* *Note: The 1960 Constitution stipulates that the President (who must be a Greek Cypriot) is elected by the Greek Cypriot community while the Vice President (who must be a Turkish Cypriot) is elected by the Turkish Cypriot community. However, the position of Vice President remains vacant.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon) 80 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Seats are divided into 6 multi-member constituencies. 56 seats are assigned to the Greek Cypriots and 24 to Turkish Cypriots, but only those assigned to Greek Cypriots are filled. The seats for the Turkish Cypriots have remained vacant since 1964.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-02-08 409,979 446,732 91.77%
President 1998-02-15 417,406 447,046 93.37%
House of Representatives 2001-05-27 428,981 467,543 91.75%
President 2003-02-16 431,690 476,345 90.63%
Referendum 2004-04-24 - 480,564 -
House of Representatives 2006-05-21 445,989 501,024 89.02%
President 2008-02-17 462,847 516,441 89.62%
President 2008-02-24 469,143 516,448 90.84%
House of Representatives 2011-05-22 418,247 531,463 78.7%
President 2013-02-17 453,534 545,491 83.14%
President 2013-02-24 445,009 545,493 81.58%

Voter Turnout