Jan. 7, 2018 Held

Northern Cyprus

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)

Election for Cumhuriyet Meclisi (Northern Cypriot Assembly of the Republic)


Cast Votes:118,970
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Republican Turkish Party 12 None


Communal Democracy Party 3 None


National Unity Party 21 None


Reborn Party 2 None


People's Party 9 None


Democratic Party 3 None


More Info:

Northern Cyprus: Parliament, 7 January 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 50 seats in the Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mustafa AKINCI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kurdet ÖZERSAY
  • 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.
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

***** Eight members of the UBP have defected to join the DP-UG.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 294,906 (December 2011 Turkish Cypriot administration census)
  • Registered Voters: 172,803 (July 2013 )