April 24, 2004 Held

Northern Cyprus

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At stake in this Referendum:

  • Voters within the Turkish Cypriot community were asked to decide whether they wished to accept the provisions stipulated in the UN-sanctioned Annan plan, which would unify Northern Cyprus with the Greek-based Republic of Cyprus.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rauf Raif DENKTAS
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dr. Dervis EROGLU
  • Assembly: Northern Cyprus has a unicameral Legislative Assembly with 50 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • On unification of the Turkish Republic of Cyprus with the Republic of Cyprus.
    The Annan plan specified Cyprus as a confederation of two states, with separate republics handling domestic affairs and a central federal government that would manage international, legal and economic concerns.

Electoral Requirements

  • The referendum had to be approved by a majority of both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot voters in order for its provisions to take effect.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 208,886 ( 2001 approx.)
  • Registered Voters: 143,636 ( 2004 )