Akinci sworn in as new Turkish Cypriot president

Mustafa Akinci was elected president Sunday with more than 60 percent of the vote.

Akinci sworn in as new Turkish Cypriot president

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Mustafa Akinci was sworn in Thursday as the fourth president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, or TRNC.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, former TRNC president TRNC Mehmet Ali Talat, deputies and military officials attended the ceremony held at the parliament.

Independent candidate Mustafa Akinci won the runoff presidential election Sunday, garnering 60.38 percent of the vote. Akinci's predecessor, Dervis Eroglu, received 39.62 percent of the vote.

Nearly 177,000 voters were eligible to participate in the second round of the election.

Last Mod: 30 Nisan 2015, 18:00
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