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President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

President of
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Presidential Standard
Term length
Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Rauf Denktaş
Formation November 15, 1983
Website www.kktcb.eu

The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is the head of state of the TRNC. Rauf Denktaş was the first and founder president of TRNC, and retired in 2005. His position was taken over by Mehmet Ali Talat, followed by the current president, Derviş Eroğlu.[1]

In the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the president is elected every five years. Presidential elections are held in two rounds if no candidate gains more than 50% of the votes in the first round. It is necessary that the president is originated from the island of Cyprus. It is also necessary that he/she has lived in the country for five years, has received secondary education and he/she is over 30 years old.[2]

The president is represented by the president of the assembly when the president is abroad.[2]

List

# Name Picture Took Office Left Office Party
1 Rauf Denktaş 15 November 1983 24 April 2005 National Unity Party
2 Mehmet Ali Talat 24 April 2005 23 April 2010 Republican Turkish Party
3 Derviş Eroğlu 23 April 2010 Incumbent National Unity Party

Latest election

e • d Summary of the 18 April 2010 Northern Cyprus presidential election
Candidate Party Votes %
Derviş Eroğlu National Unity Party (UBP) 61,491 50.38
Mehmet Ali Talat Independent 52,302 42.85
Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu Independent 4,648 3.81
Zeki Beşiktepeli Independent 1,986 1.61
Mustafa Kemal Tümkan Independent 964 0.79
Arif Salih Kırdağ Independent 521 0.43
Ayhan Kaymak Independent 168 0.14
Total (turnout 76.37%) 125,294 100
Source: mahkemeler.net (XLS-file)

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